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  • President Obama Signs Omnibus Spending and Tax Legislation
    Posted: 12/23/2015
    On Dec. 18, President Obama signed into law an omnibus appropriations bill and a package of tax provisions, both of which include items of significant interest and impact to farmers and the agricultural industry.
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  • Working with the 'Girls:' Honey Bees and Hybrid Canola Production
    Posted: 12/15/2015
    Pretend for a moment it is an early afternoon in the middle of July in Colorado's San Luis Valley. I'm on my way to visit the honey bee "girls" in the field. We bring 12 to 16 flatbed trucks of hives each year for our program and it is estimated that these honey bees will be responsible for about 85 percent of the pollination of our crop.
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  • EPA Issue Renewable Fuel Standard Volumes
    Posted: 12/1/2015
    Final Rule Provides Stability and Modest Growth for Biodiesel

    On Nov. 30, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the Final Rule setting the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) volume requirements, including the volume requirements for biomass-based diesel for 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017.
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