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  • New Vermeer service plow with trencher right pick for tight spaces

    Vermeer has introduced a new walk-beside service plow with trencher for contractors who need a productive machine that can work in tight spaces. The PTX40 service plow with an optional forward-mounted trencher and boring attachment was designed primarily for irrigation and utility installations. ...


    By Vermeer

  • Q&A: Ethanol, oil and what it means to be green

    Q: What is the ethanol mandate? A: In 2007, Congress passed a law requiring oil companies to blend corn ethanol into the gasoline supply. That requirement started at 9 billion gallons and has risen each year since. This year, it's about 13 billion gallons. Barack Obama, who was running for president against a crowded field of Democrats in the Iowa caucuses, was a champion for this law. And with ...


    By Associated Press

  • AP Ethanol Hit Piece Inaccurate, Misleading

    The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) responded harshly today to the impending Associated Press (AP) smear of ethanol that’s set to be published in news outlets around the country tomorrow. The IRFA was able to view an early version of the story, and speak with Wayne County residents who felt they were misrepresented by the AP in the story.    “The AP story is ...

  • The secret, dirty cost of Obama`s green power push

    The hills of southern Iowa bear the scars of America's push for green energy: The brown gashes where rain has washed away the soil. The polluted streams that dump fertilizer into the water supply. Even the cemetery that disappeared like an apparition into a cornfield. It wasn't supposed to be this way. With the Iowa political caucuses on the horizon in 2007, presidential candidate Barack ...


    By Associated Press

  • Dozens of U.S. Cities Board the Bike-Sharing Bandwagon

    By Janet Larsen When New York City opened registration for its much anticipated public bike-sharing program on April 15, 2013, more than 5,000 people signed up within 30 hours. Eager for access to a fleet of thousands of bicycles, they became Citi Bike members weeks before bikes were expected to be available. Such pent-up demand for more cycling options is on display in cities across the United ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Debating the Ethics of biotechnology: an interview with Philip Bereano

    Philip Bereano, professor emeritus at the University of Washington in Seattle, has been an active and outspoken proponent of democratic social ethics in biotechnology. He is a participant in the United Nations' Codex Alimentarius processes and co-founder of the ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • What the AP Got Wrong on Ethanol

    The Associated Press just released a one-sided story on renewable fuel’s impact on the environment, and it’s full of the same misinformation and falsehoods that ethanol detractors have been repeating for years. Here’s what they got wrong: Claim: Ethanol production has caused 5 million acres of land to be removed from the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) since President ...


    By National Farmers Union (NFU)

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