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August 28, 2017

Celebrate National Dairy Month with Yogurt 5 Ways

June is an exciting month filled with picnics, cookouts, and outdoor time. Along with sun and fun, June also brings us National Dairy Month. Most Americans do not meet recommendations for the dairy food group which includes milk and many of the foods made from milk, such as yogurt and cheese. Calcium-fortified soymilk (soy beverage) is also part of the dairy food group, as well as lactose-free and lower-lactose milk products. When […]
August 28, 2017

EPA to Extend Deadline for 2015 Ozone NAAQS Area Designations

WASHINGTON –  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt sent a letter to governors today to inform them of EPA’s efforts related to the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for ozone promulgated in October 2015.  EPA is extending the deadline for promulgating initial area designations, by one year, for the 2015 ozone NAAQS. “States have made tremendous progress and significant investment cleaning up the air. We will continue to […]
August 28, 2017

Regional biogas project advancing

A new biogas production plant based out of northern Missouri continues to make steady progress. It’s been slightly more than a year since the first volumes of biogas processed from hog manure were injected into a pipeline. Roeslein Alternative Energy, based in St. Louis, built a $120 million anaerobic digestion plant just north of Albany. Officials touted the endeavor’s ability to reach goals that covered the creation of renewable energy, […]
August 28, 2017

Organics to Energy Project at the Water Resource Recovery Facility

MONTPELIER — Wastewater treatment is typically one of the most energy-consuming processes for a municipality, but Montpelier’s Water Resource Recovery Facility at Dog River may soon be a remarkable exception. Earlier this month, the Montpelier City Council approved a project development agreement with Energy Systems Group, which outlined a process that may lead the Dog River facility to become not just “net zero energy,” but “net negative.” A net negative […]
August 28, 2017

Encina Wastewater Launches Program to Turn Food Waste into Energy

Encina Wastewater Authority and Waste Management in North County announced Monday the launch of a 90-day co-digestion pilot aimed at turning food waste into renewable energy. The program, known as CORe, will recycles pre- and post-consumer food wastes into an organic slurry that can be used as a high-quality organic feedstock for co-digestion in municipal anaerobic digesters. “We’re excited with the potential positive impact this public-private collaboration can have to […]
August 28, 2017

EPA Proposes Plan for Second Phase of Cleanup of the Peninsula Boulevard Superfund Site in Hewlett, Nassau County, N.Y.

(New York, N.Y.) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today proposed a plan to address the sources of groundwater contamination at the Peninsula Boulevard Groundwater Plume Superfund site in Hewlett, Nassau County, N.Y. The groundwater is contaminated with tetrachloroethylene and trichloroethylene, which are chemical solvents used in dry cleaning that can harm people’s health. “This cleanup proposal for the Peninsula Boulevard site is the second phase of EPA’s ongoing efforts to […]
August 28, 2017

EPA Provides Brownfields Grant and Assistance to three Vermont Communities

BOSTON – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency celebrated three recipients of Brownfields grants in Vermont. This year, Vermont entities received $700,000 for assessment and cleanup of Brownfield sites. These communities are among 172 across the country to receive EPA Brownfields funding. Island Holdings LLC will receive $200,000 for cleanup at the Robertson Paper Mill in Bellows Falls. This site used to be a paper mill, foundry and machine shop […]
August 28, 2017

Organic Economic and Market Information

The USDA has a wealth of organic data for producers, processors, consumers, and researchers. We provide domestic and international price reporting, economic analyses, census data, and other information on organic production and marketing.


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