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Renewable Fuel Standard new proposed standards for 2018

July 7, 2017 --

EPA Lowers Proposed Volume Standards for RFS

By John Newton, Farm Bureau

The Environmental Protection Agency released Proposed Volume Standards for 2018, and the Biomass-Based Diesel Volume for 2019. This proposal includes volume requirements for cellulosic biofuel, advanced biofuel, biomass-based diesel, and total renewable fuel for 2018. The 2018 proposed volume requirement for total renewable fuel is 19.24 billion gallons, down 40 million gallons from the 2017 volume standards and well below the lofty goal of 26 billion gallons set in the Renewable Fuel Standard statute.

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OSU Extension: Demystifying buying seafood off the boat

July 5, 2017 --

Dock tours in Newport and Warrenton show consumers how to buy seafood off the boat

Via Oregon State Extension

Have you ever wanted to buy seafood right from the boat, but weren’t sure what questions to ask or what to look for? Have you ever stood at a seafood market staring at all the choices but not been sure what was local or in season?

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Bipartisan work on Federal Columbia River Power System

July 3, 2017 --

Schrader & Bipartisan Pacific Northwest Delegation Introduce Legislation to Address FCRPS Biological Opinion

Via Congressman Kurt Schrader

Pacific Northwest Reps. Kurt Schrader (OR-05), Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05), Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03), Dan Newhouse (WA-04), and Greg Walden (OR-02) introduced bipartisan legislation to approve the Federal Columbia River Power System (FCRPS) Biological Opinion (BiOp) until 2022. This legislation will work to support the FCRPS and the benefit it brings to our region through the clean, renewable, and affordable energy it provides while allowing salmon to recover at record rates.

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