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USDA Releases New Report on Lifecycle Greenhouse Gas Balance of Ethanol

Analysis finds that U.S. corn-based ethanol reduces greenhouse gas emissions by 43% compared to gasoline, with additional benefits projected through 2022.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the release of a report studying the lifecycle greenhouse gas (GHG) balance of corn ethanol. The report, A Life-Cycle Analysis of the Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Corn-Based Ethanol, finds that GHG emissions associated with corn-based ethanol in the United States are about 43% lower than gasoline when measured on an energy equivalent basis.
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USDA Announces $26 Million Investment to Spur Agricultural Innovation

Matching contributions by public and private partners bring total investment to $59 million for 45 projects to address water quality and other conservation concerns.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the investment of $26.6 million by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) into 45 projects that will spur innovative conservation initiatives on both rural and urban farms across the country.
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