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We shouldn't settle for a 1-billion gallon carve-out
Posted November 11, 2009



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WASDE: record soybean crop being binned

U.S. soybean producers are looking at record production this year, according to USDA's Nov. 10 World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report. In spite of difficult weather, soybean yield was projected to come in at a record 43.3 bushels per acre, for a record total production of 3.319 billion bushels.READ MORE

Germany's AGQM decries chemical registration program

The German biodiesel industry expressed its frustration with the EU's three-year-old chemical registration program, with Arbeitsgemeinschaft Qualitätsmanagement Biodiesel e.V. (AGQM) calling it "a disaster for the biodiesel industry." AGQM declared after a Nov. 3 hearing in the European Parliament that the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) responsible for the registration of chemicals under the European Chemicals Directive (REACH) is "utterly unable to handle the situation and is grossly understaffed."READ MORE 1

Conflicts still in the forefront as new Doha round begins

Several trade problems have been looming between Europe and the U.S. most regarding "contamination" of soy shipments with trace amounts of "non-approved" genetically modified crops. With World Trade Organization negotiations on the Doha Development Agenda restarting, the American Soybean Association presented it priorities to U.S. trade Ambassador Ron Kirk.READ MORE

Ohio scientists gearing up to fight destructive aphids

Researchers in Ohio, a traditional soybean production stronghold, have been doing work to fight off an enemy of one of the state's major cash crops. With funding from USDA, Ohio State University's Agricultural Research and Development Center and the Ohio Soybean Council are part of an aggressive program to fight aphid infection.READ MORE

Camelina meal approved for feedlot cattle

Camelina cleared another hurdle for the future success and adoption of the new biodiesel feedstock. The North American Camelina Trade Association announced Nov. 10 that it received FDA approval for the use of camelina meal in the diets of feedlot beef cattle up to 10 percent of the weight of the total ration.READ MORE

Consortium completes oil palm genome sequencing

Yield advancements for palm oil production got a boost in early November with the announcement that a comprehensive genome sequencing project has been completed. The Malaysian Palm Oil Board and St. Louis-based Orion Genomics led a consortium that has sequenced three oil palm genomes from two oil palm species.READ MORE
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