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For years, biofuels have been seen as an important part of the solution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. And airlines, with their concentration around airports and use of the same kind of fuel, have been seen as a promising customer in a biofuels industry that has struggled to gain traction.
Producers are reminded of the annual acreage reporting requirements that must be met prior to receiving program benefits.
The U.S. Department of Agricultureâ€™s National Agricultural Statistics Service estimates there are 85.1 million acres of soybeans planted in the United States for 2015, up 2 percent from last year and setting a new record high. In contrast, growers planted an estimated 88.9 million acres to corn, the lowest corn acreage in the United States in the last half a decade.
A group of scientists have issued a statement calling on Congress and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to prioritize agroecologyâ€”the science of managing agricultural lands and minimizing the impact on the environmentâ€”when funding agricultural research.
Agriculture Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden announced that starting July 1, 2015, dairy farmers can enroll in the U.S. Department of Agricultureâ€™s (USDA) Margin Protection Program for coverage in 2016.