Biodiesel Study on Health Benefits and Farmers Poll on GGE Reduction

Biodiesel Study on Health Benefits and Farmers Poll on GGE Reduction

Bob Larson
Bob Larson
From the Ag Information Network, I’m Bob Larson with your Agribusiness Update.

**As the California harvest season gains momentum, transportation companies worry there may not be enough truck drivers to move crops to market.

People in the trucking and food businesses report they’re already short of drivers to haul carrots and onions from Southern California fields.

They say the shortages could worsen as harvests move north. Firms say the chronic driver shortages has been amplified by the pandemic.

**A new study demonstrates switching to biodiesel could result in significant health benefits such as decreased cancer risk, fewer premature deaths and reduced asthma attacks.

According to, the fuel research was conducted at 13 U.S. sites exposed to high rates of petroleum diesel pollution to assess the public health benefits and potential economic savings of converting from petroleum-based diesel to 100% biodiesel, or B100.

Biodiesel is a readily available, low-carbon, renewable fuel made from a diverse mix of resources like soybean oil, recycled cooking oil and animal fats.

**What do farmers think about President Biden’s goal of cutting greenhouse gas emissions 50% by 2030? reports, in an April 27 Farm Journal Pulse poll, they asked what that would mean for agriculture?

Of the 976 respondents, 4% said positive, creating new revenue. 72% answered negative, creating new regulation.

14% said both positive and negative. 1% were neutral. And 9% didn’t know.

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