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EPA Renewable Fuel Standard proposed ‘set’ rule raises mixed reactions in agriculture

Corn and soybean farmers are often noted, for good reason, as leaders in the production of biomass-based renewable fuel feedstocks. However, livestock producers can also provide solutions as the nation seeks to reduce dependency on imported oil and emissions of greenhouse gases. Bryan Sievers, an Iowa farmer and co-chair for Iowa Smart Agriculture, a...

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Watch Farmers Speak at COP27: International Climate Change Conversations

November reminds us of all the things for which we are thankful. Farmers, ranchers and foresters are at the top of our list at Solutions from the Land. As we get settled back at home after the United Nation’s Climate Change Conference in Egypt this month, we are especially thankful for the Solutions from the Land farmer envoys who made the trip to Sharm...

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Circular systems make sense for Iowa farms

More than four years ago, the Iowa Smart Agriculture (IASA) Working Group, composed of Iowa farmers and value-chain partners concerned about the future of their livelihoods, came together for a discussion. They saw volatile markets, supply chain issues, extreme weather events and changing climatic conditions were making it more difficult to operate....

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Farmers Constituency releases statement for climate change action at COP27

Greetings from Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, where Solutions from the Land’s farmer envoys are gathering for the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC COP27). The two-week conference officially kicked off Sunday, Nov. 6. This year’s deliberations are shaped by three co-joined global challenges: conflict, economic crisis and climate change. As...

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U.S. Farmers head to UN Climate Change Conference in Sharm el-Sheikh

Farmer delegates representing Solutions from the Land are preparing to take part once again in the largest annual gathering on climate change—the 27th Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP27). The COP27 Conference will be held Nov. 8-16, 2022, in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. It represents the latest in...

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