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For jet reset via renewable fuel, think carinata

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What’s My Feedstock Worth? A primer for measuring bio-value

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USDA bioenergy programs gutted in 2018 Trump Budget: The Digest’s 7-Minute Guide

Rural Business Service to shut down; BCAP, REAP, loan guarantees gone; food stamps, crop insurance slashed. Want to understand what USDA is targeting, cutting, growing...

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