The House Energy and Commerce Committee issued the latest in a series of white papers examining the impacts of the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS). The latest white paper, issued April 19, outlines and seeks comment on the impact of the RFS on the agricultural sector.Following the release of the white paper on agricultural sector impacts, ASA provided extensive comments highlighting the importance of the RFS to the soybean and biodiesel industries and reinforcing the fact that the RFS does not drive higher commodity or food prices.”Soybean farmers have played a major role in the development of the U.S. biodiesel industry and biodiesel has provided a significant market opportunity for U.S. soybean producers,” wrote ASA in its comments. “However, first and foremost, policymakers must understand that markets and prices for soybeans are driven by demand for soy meal as a protein feed source for livestock. The portion of the soybean used in biodiesel production is the oil, not the meal.””Additionally, in considering the use of soybean oil for biodiesel production, it must be understood that demand for U.S. soybean oil for food use began to decline significantly following the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) action in 2003 to require food manufacturers to include trans fats on nutrition labels beginning in 2006,” added ASA. “The increase in the use of soybean oil for the biodiesel market has essentially taken up the reduced demand for soybean oil in the food sector associated with trans fat labeling as the food industry shifted away from the use of partially hydrogentated soybean oil to various oil blends and the increased use of palm oil.For a full transcript of ASA’s comments, please click here, and for a copy of the committee’s whitepaper, please click here. ASA encourages all members to utilize the comments and urge their Members of Congress to support the RFS and support biodiesel.
South Africa, at last, exhibited colours of confidence as they resgitered a comprehensive win over Sri Lanka at the Riverside Ground in Chester-le-Street on Friday. The Proteas defeated the Islanders by 9-wicket but the winning captain admitted that the victory did not feel like it meant much.South Africa are already out of the World Cup semi-finals race, as before facing Sri Lanka, they had a solitary win in the tournament. After losing to Pakistan on Sunday, they joined Afghanistan to become the second team to get eliminated from the contention for the last four.However, against Sri Lanka, South Africa had no baggage of pressure and had nothing to lose as they dished out a clinical performance from both bat and the ball to win the game with 11.4 overs to spare. But, as Faf du Plessis said, it was loo late for it.”It feels bitter-sweet, it doesn’t feel like it means that much. It’s a little bit too late,” Faf du Plessis said in a post match interview.South Africa suffered their first World Cup 2019 defeat to hot favourites England and later slumped to Bangladesh, who were termed a weaker side to the Proteas on the paper. Faf confessed that the defeat to Bangladesh actually hampered their confidence.”The basics of batting were shown today. We’ve batted well all through the tournament, but we just didn’t have guys batting through. Hashim gave us a good foundation, one big partnership makes it look so much easier. We hadn’t done that consistently in the tournament. I think Bangladesh was the one that really took the wind out of our sails.”advertisement”England are a very good team and they were too good for us on that day. Bangladesh played an unbelievably good game and that sucker punched us and we almost took the hangover of that game into the next game. The first week really put us back, but we knew that was the case and we can’t hide from that.”Chasing down 204, Faf du Plessis and Hashim Amla discovered their lost touch as the two stictched 175-run stand for the second wicket and also got their personal best scorers. Faf du Plessis scored 96*, whereas Hashim Amla amassed 80 to guide their side home.On the bowling part, Dwaine Pretorius, who came in for Lungi Ngidi, chipped in with 3 wickets while Chris Morris too picked 3 to all-out Sri Lanka for 203.Also Read | World Cup 2019: Swarm of bees invades pitch during SL vs SA matchAlso Read | Myth buster: India’s bowling, not batting, their main strengthAlso See
WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite Most of the dogs were very well behaved as they walked around the field, past Spar, up to Harvest High School and back to Agar Field. When all the dogs and their owners were back at the field, the judges called for entries in the different categories, such as ‘Best Dressed’ and ‘Best Rescue Dog’.The judges took a good look at all the candidates before deciding on the winner in each category. After the judging, some great prizes were handed out to the winners.One resident commented that, “It is such fun to come out and walk the dogs as a community! What a great way to show love for all the animals who really need it!” The annual Animal Anti-Cruelty League (AACL) Dog-A-Thon was held on Saturday afternoon at Egerton’s Agar Sports Field.Many residents brought their best friends to the field for a great time.The afternoon started with a meet-and-greet at Agar, where state vet Quintin Doidge was offering free rabies vaccinations to all the dogs. Many people jumped at this opportunity and received their free vaccine against this deadly disease.The walk began at 3pm sharp, with dozens of dogs and their walkers taking to the streets to raise funds for the AACL.
A squad of sixty men with six vehicles is ready to rush to Greece and assist in battling with huge wildfires across the country.Minister of Justice Ionas Nicolaou told CNA that the team is ready and basically waiting for further instructions from Greece as to when it will be able to fly over and help out.Nicolaou said that he spoke on the phone with Deputy Minister of Public Order and Citizen Protection Nikos Toskas on Monday and he told him that Cyprus is ready to assist at any time.The Justice Minister said that “we have proposed for a team of sixty men consisting of firefighters and members of the Civil Defence, as well as a group of six firefighting vehicles to be transferred to Greece with C-130 aircrafts and we are waiting for further instructions”.Nicolaou also said that he spoke on the phone with Head of Fire Department Markos Traggolas and asked him to consult with his counterpart in Greece in order to clarify exactly what kind of assistance is necessary.He explained that it was agreed for the assistance to be limited to firefighters only and if two C-130s were secured, the whole group of sixty persons and six vehicles would be transported, but if only one aircraft will be able to fly to Cyprus, then half of the team of men and only three vehicles will be transferred.The team is ready and we are stand by for further information and instructions from Greece, he told CNA.CNAYou May LikeFigLeaf Beta AppHow to Become Fully Anonymous Online in Less Than 3 Minutes? Better safe than sorryFigLeaf Beta AppUndoYahoo SearchResearch Compact SUVs. New SUVs May Make You Want To Trade Yours In Today – See For Yourself!Yahoo SearchUndoGundry MD PrebioThrive Probiotic SupplementCardiologist: This Is What Happens To Your Body When You Eat GlutenGundry MD PrebioThrive Probiotic SupplementUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboola