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Effects of COVID-19 on U.S. agriculture

While non-essential businesses are closing their doors and individuals are told to stay in their homes to flatten the curve of COVID-19, farmers and ranchers are still hard at work.

California farmers and ranchers SWEEP CDFA grant program

California’s State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program (SWEEP) offers funding to improve water and energy efficiencies on farms and ranches, increasing agriculture’s resilience to drought and climate change impacts.

Dairypower Equipment expands into North America

Dairypower Equipment, an Irish designer and manufacturer of manure aeration and handling equipment, has opened a new sales and warehousing location in Ontario to serve the North American market.
Feature 1

Turning hog waste into biomass

Six years ago, Roeslein Alternative Energy teamed up with Smithfield Foods, the world’s largest pork producer, on a bold venture to generate green, clean, renewable natural gas from hog waste. In October 2019, the project created through this partnership, named Valley View, was honoured as one of the American Biogas Council’s Projects of the Year. » Read more...
Feature 2

Protecting native prairie grasslands

Monarch Bio Energy, a joint venture formed between Roeslein Alternative Energy and Smithfield Foods, is a two-tiered biogas production project. The first phase is the Valley View project, as detailed in the previous featured news item. The second phase, detailed here, involves producing biogas from anaerobic digestion of native prairie plants to help protect and expand native prairie grasslands in the Midwest. » Read more...