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AMY'S RANCH SLANTS Who Says You Need Beef in Your Diet? Your Body!
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NEW YORK - The American Petroleum Institute (API) on Friday slammed a proposal from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for requirements for renewable fuels use for 2014, 2015, and 2016, saying the program needs to be overhauled.
President Barack Obama's administration plans to protect the greater sage grouse in the western United States by limiting oil and gas development and renewable energy in the bird's habitat, under a federal plan released on Thursday.
ADDIS ABABA - Ethiopia plans to begin exporting renewable energy to a broader range of neighboring nations by 2018 as part of a cross-border effort to meet regional energy demand and limit increases in climate-changing emissions.
NEW YORK - In a long-running battle between oil refiners and the U.S. farm lobby over the future of ethanol fuel, biofuel producers may have just made a small, but important dent in big oil's formidable defenses.
HONG KONG/BEIJING - Chastened by several high-profile calamities in the recent past, many of the state companies China has freed to trade overseas derivatives will be sitting on their hands, put off by the risks or a lack of expertise.
The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) expects oil prices to be about $76 a barrel in 2025 in its most optimistic scenario, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing a draft of the cartel's latest strategy report.
Growth Energy, the organization of ethanol plant builders and operators, supports granting trade promotion authority to President Barack Obama so the administration can complete the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement and work on the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, Growth Energy CEO Tom Buis said.
Renewable energy promoter Darrell Smith of Forest City, Iowa, finalized an agreement to drop his appeal to Iowa sanctions that strip him permanently of licenses to sell insurance or investments in that state. Smith agreed to pay a $5,000 civil penalty.
CHICAGO — Livestock and poultry producers formally asked the Obama administration Monday to suspend the nation’s renewable fuels standard because it is causing “severe economic harm” as corn prices surged to a record.
ELIZABETH CAMPBELL AND MARIO PARKER
July 31, 2012
WASHINGTON — The four leaders of the congressional agriculture committees presented a united front that they will work together to pass a new farm bill this year when they met with agricultural journalists on April 17.
WASHINGTON — With gas prices ticking ever-higher and the summer months approaching, no relief is in sight. Gas prices affect not only your cost at the pump, but also the cost to transport goods you use in everyday life, such as food and clothing. With an economy that is slowly recovering, spikes in the price of fuel could spell disaster. Congress needs to act to ensure our economic recovery is not derailed.
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