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Sustainability on the Farm

Farm Energy Updated: September 30, 2015

Learn about sustainability indicators used to gauge and evaluate a farm’s progress toward a more sustainable future.Contour farming with buffer strips. These...

Oilseed Crops for Biodiesel Production

Farm Energy Updated: April 04, 2014

Do you know that energy in the oil from oilseed crops, algae, restaurant waste oil, and animal fat can serve as a biodiesel feedstock? This article explores...

Sustainability Standards for Farm Energy

Farm Energy Updated: March 09, 2014

How can biofuel be certified sustainable? Examine guidelines, criteria, and measurable indicators.

Water Use and Sustainable Biofuel Production

Farm Energy Updated: January 28, 2014

Do you have enough water to start a biofuel feedstock crop? Learn how much water is required to grow and process biofuels.  Biofuel crop research plots....

Soil Erosion and Sustainable Biofuel Production

Farm Energy Updated: January 28, 2014

Learn strategies for growing feedstocks while reducing erosion.There is strong interest in production and use of agricultural crops for biofuels. However,...

Key Components of the Biofuels Sustainability Debate

Farm Energy Updated: January 28, 2014

Are biofuels truly sustainable? Explore biofuel sustainability in regards to the environment, economy, energy, and farming livelihood.Soybean biodiesel...

Biofuels and Greenhouse Gas Reductions

Farm Energy Updated: January 28, 2014

Can we reduce greenhouse gases with biofuels? Explore biofuels, the carbon cycle and potential impacts.Palm oil plantation, in Indonesia. Photo: Achmad Rabin...

Introduction to Farm Equipment Energy Efficiency

Farm Energy Updated: February 06, 2013

 Photo: Jason Johnson, NRCS.Farms have lots of equipment, and most of it uses energy. In some cases, increasing the efficiency of a single piece of equipment...

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