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Thune, Brown Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Increase Biogas Production, Promote Investment in Rural America
July 22, 2021 | By Staff ReportU.S. Sens. John Thune (R-S.D.) and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) introduced bipartisan legislation to encourage investment in biodigester and nutrient recovery systems, while establishing a market for farmers who already have a surplus of waste materials that can be used for biogas production. Thune and Brown’s bill, the Agricultural Environmental Stewardship Act, will help expand the market for renewable biogas by providing a 30 percent investment tax credit to help offset the upfront costs associated with building biodigester systems. U.S. Reps. Ron Kind (D-Wis.) and Tom Reed (R-N.Y.) introduced companion legislation in the House of Representatives.
Can We Turn Sustainability Into a Market?
July 22, 2021 | By Aggie Gilles, Kansas Dairy FarmerThe dairy industry has been making steps toward more environmentally sustainable production well before it was a buzzword among consumers and with food marketers. While that has led to a number of important advances, the guests on the July 21, Hoard’s Dairyman Dairy Livestream explained that environmental sustainability should also benefit a farm’s bottom line.
The Northeast’s largest renewable natural gas digester begins operations in Salisbury VT
July 21, 2021 | By Sophia McDermott-HughesThe largest anaerobic digester in the Northeast began full-scale production of renewable natural gas on Wednesday on the Goodrich Family Farm in Salisbury, just south of Middlebury Vermont.
The Top Two Benefits of Low Disturbance Manure Application
July 19, 2021 | By TAYLOR LEACHResearch has shown that LDMA conserves more nitrogen and decreases nutrient concentrations in runoff compared to surface and broadcast applications. This allows nutrients within the manure to be better absorbed within the soil.