New Holland Talks Biomass Harvesting

Joanna Schroeder

Have you had the opportunity to participate in the biomass experience from New Holland? Thousands of farmers from around the country were able to do just this during the Farm Progress Show. But for those who were unable to attend, Chuck Zimmerman is bringing the biomass experience to you. Zimmerman spoke with Jarrod Angstadt, manager growth initiatives biomass and specialty …

Agribusiness, Audio, Biofuels, biomass, Equipment, Farm Progress Show, New Holland

New Holland Loans Tractors to BioCentury Research Farm

Jamie Johansen

This morning during the Farm Progress Show, New Holland hosted a tour of the Iowa State BioCentury Research Farm. New Holland got involved with the project when they saw a need for the use of some of their equipment and loaned them two tractors, which provided new options for their biomass research projects. The BioCentury Research Farm combines biomass feedstock …

Agribusiness, Biofuels, biomass, Farm Progress Show, New Holland

BCAP Funding Application Period Opens

Joanna Schroeder

One energy and ag program that was saved by the 2014 Farm Bill was the Biomass Crop Assistance Program or BCAP, designed to provide financial assistance to mainly farmers and ranchers who establish and maintain new crops of energy biomass or harvest and deliver forest or ag residues to a qualifying energy facility. Farmers who harvest ag residues such as …

Agribusiness, Biofuels, biomass, Corn, Forestry, Renewable Energy, USDA

Farmers Use of Electricity on the Rise

Joanna Schroeder

According to a recent Today in Energy, published by the Energy Information Administration (EIA), farmers make up a large share of electricity use in the industrial sector. A significant portion of a growers’ electricity needs is for farm irrigation systems, which are categorized by electric utilities as industrial load. For example, Nebraska is largely rural and agricultural, but it has …

Agribusiness, biomass, Energy, Irrigation, Renewable Energy

REPREVE Launches New Biomass Crop System

Cindy Zimmerman

A North Carolina-based biomass company has launched a brand new system for the production of high-yielding energy crops that can be used for renewable, bio-based products. REPREVE® RENEWABLES LLC is collaborating with farmers and landowners across the country to use the innovative biomass crop system grow giant miscanthus grass on marginal and underutilized land. REPREVE developed a comprehensive solution to …

Audio, Biofuels, biomass, Equipment, Ethanol, Farming