Making Sustainable More Attainable and Biofuel Access Expansion

Making Sustainable More Attainable and Biofuel Access Expansion

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

**Southern Peanut Growers is launching "Making Sustainable More Attainable," a new initiative featuring James Beard Foundation Award-winning chef and author Steven Satterfield.

According to, in a series of videos, Chef Satterfield of Atlanta's Miller Union, will offer little-known facts about raising peanuts, which are one of the most sustainable protein sources available.

The three videos address: Peanuts helping conserve water, Peanuts improving soil health, and Peanuts being one of the best examples of a "zero waste crop."

**The top biofuel and farm advocate groups are calling on the President to swiftly expand access to plentiful, lower-cost biofuels as fuel prices near record levels.

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is pushing fuel prices higher, and the EPA will soon finalize biofuel blending requirements for 2021 and 22.

In a statement, the group said, “American-made biofuels are the only alternative to oil that can immediately extend the domestic supply of liquid fuels.”

**President Biden and Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the USDA is investing more than $166.5 million in 108 infrastructure projects as part of implementing the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, also known as the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.

USDA is working with local communities in 23 states to invest in new dam and flood prevention projects and in repairs on existing watershed infrastructure, which are all part of USDA’s broader national infrastructure investment.

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