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NEWS UPDATE April 8, 2013

Report: Groups must adapt to climate changes

Dan Piller, Des Moines Register  •    •  Posted April 8, 2013

As the climate changes, farmers, forestry and other groups are going to need to adapt, according to a report released on Tuesday by a coalition whose members include the Iowa Soybean Association. [ read more … ]

Ethanol’s Discount to Gasoline Slips to Two-Week Low on Supplies

By Mario Parker, Bloomberg  •    •  Posted April 8, 2013

Ethanol’s discount to gasoline narrowed to the lowest level in more than two weeks after the biggest quarterly supply decline on record. The spread, or price difference, contracted 2.91 cents to 44.66 cents a gallon, the least since March 19, two days after the Energy Information Administration reported the first dip in inventories for January-March in records going back to 2010. EIA data also showed a year-to-date production rate of 12.2 billion gallons annually, 12 percent lower than the 13.8 billion the U.S. is required to use this year. [ read more … ]

Governor awards $200K to Hawaii isle biofuels initiative

By Star-Advertiser staff  •    •  Posted April 8, 2013

Hawaii has invested $200,000 toward a initiative that seeks to develop an economically sustainable zero-waste conversion project in Hilo that will turn unmarketable papaya into biofuel and high-protein animal feed. Gov. Neil Abercrombie presented a check from the state Department of Agriculture to the USDA Pacific Basin Agricultural Research Center at an open house event today. [ read more … ]

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