CAPITOL CHATTER Legislative notebook: Both parties look for legislative wins
Minnesota legislators face a self-imposed Monday deadline to finish their 2012 work, but on Tuesday they were not sure how to get there.
The answer could come if Republicans and Democrats find a wa... Posted on 4/24/12 at 10:48 PM
Biodiesel production declined in 2010
BREWSTER — Minnesota Soybean Processors of Brewster has been awarded nearly $400,000 in U.S. Department of Agriculture funds to help offset the cost of soybeans used in the production of biodiesel. The funds, authorized by the 2008 Farm Bill, are funded through the USDA’s bioenergy program for advanced biofuels.
Passage of biodiesel tax credit sparks industry rebound
BREWSTER — When President Barack Obama signed the 2010 tax relief bill on Friday, making the biodiesel tax credit retroactive to Jan. 1 and extending it through the end of 2011, the phones began to ring at Minnesota Soybean Processors (MnSP).
WORTHINGTON — Biodiesel production at Minnesota Soybean Processors near Brewster has been cut back significantly in the last several months as a result of the federal government’s failure to reinstate the biodiesel tax credit.
LUVERNE — The owners of Luverne-based Rural Energy Marketing (REM) will go before the Vermillion, S.D., City Council later this month to tout their proposal to construct an estimated $80 million biodiesel plant about a mile west of town.
CROOKSTON (AP) — If oil prices continue to climb or commodity prices adjust down, professor Paul Aakre of the University of Minnesota-Crookston has a pretty good idea how farmers can save money on diesel fuel. He’s putting together a farm scale seed-to-fuel biodiesel plant.
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