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U.S. Energy Consumption Rose Slightly in 2016 Despite a Significant Decline in Coal Use
According to a recent report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), fossil fuels continue to account for the bulk of U.S. energy consumption, and the consumption of petroleum and natural gas both increased in 2016. However, those increases were more than offset by lower coal consumption. Overall, fossil fuels made up 81% of the United States’ total energy consumption in 2016, slightly lower than 2015 levels, but down from 86% in 2005. Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration,...
FAO Food Price Index posts biggest monthly jump in four years
International food commodity prices shot up 4.2 percent in June, their steepest monthly increase of the past four years. The FAO Food Price Index, released today, averaged 163.4 points in June and is now one percent below the level reached a year earlier. The June rise, which affected all commodity categories except vegetable oils, was the fifth consecutive monthly increase. The price movement reflects FAO`s updating of its cereal supply and demand forecasts for the 2016/17 marketing season. FAO`s Food Price...
TOMRA Sorting opens new offices in Roses, Spain
The new premises consist of several offices, a meeting room, the TOMRA Care technical center, and a storeroom for spare and replacement parts. On October 8th, TOMRA Sorting officially opened its new offices in Roses (Girona). The growth of company markets in Spain and Portugal has led to the need to implement an expansion strategy in its facilities, with new and modern offices in Roses, meanwhile maintaining its commitment to local area development. The opening was attended by the honorable Mayor of Roses, Ms....
Rose State College in Oklahoma City Receives EPA Job-Training Grant
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that Rose State College in Oklahoma City, Okla., received one of 19 grants for Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training (EWDJT) grants. Rose State College received $192,300 to train 75 students in environmental jobs. Nationwide, EPA awarded $3.6 million in EWDJT grants. “EPA’s job training program advances economic development by creating job opportunities for workers to serve in their own communities,” said Mathy Stanislaus,...
Farm Bureau on USDA Report: Worldwide Corn Yields Up; Wheat, Cotton and Soybeans, Too
The USDA’s latest report on agricultural supply and demand for the 2014-2015 marketing year suggests supplies will continue to be on the tight side for key U.S. crops despite record harvests, the American Farm Bureau Federation said today. “The most interesting feature of today’s World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates Report is the projected corn yield of 167.4 bushels per acre,” Farm Bureau Deputy Chief Economist John Anderson said. “That is up from 165.3 bushels per acre a...