Latest Tom Buis Stories

2009-05-22 13:40:00

The US biofuel industry is voicing opposition against a provision developed by environmental regulators that would hold it responsible for greenhouse gas emissions from crops overseas. The EPA has proposed a plan to compare the levels of greenhouse gas emissions from biofuels to those generated from petroleum. The proposal would include the effects of land clearing required to cultivate crops for alternative fuels in its comparison. The provision would be damaging to the biofuel industry,...

2009-04-07 16:34:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tom Buis, Chief Executive Officer of Growth Energy, a group committed to the promise of agriculture and growing America's economy through cleaner, greener energy, today released the following statement on Growth Energy's position on California's proposed Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS): "There has been some mischaracterization with respect to the position of Growth Energy and other ethanol producers on the Low Carbon Fuel Standard,"...

2009-03-09 17:08:00

WASHINGTON, March 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi spoke at the 107th convention of the National Farmers Union late this afternoon in Arlington, Virginia. Below are the Speaker's remarks as prepared: "It's great to be back with my friends from the National Farmers Union. We've been together many times in the Capitol, and just two years ago, in Orlando. You should know that I display my Golden Triangle Award with great pride in the Speaker's office. "Tom Buis: I know this...

2008-12-22 15:52:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In two joint letters sent today, National Farmers Union (NFU) and Feeding America called on President-elect Barack Obama and current Secretary of Agriculture Ed Schafer to take immediate actions to ensure the availability of a sufficient food supply for all Americans. In light of the current economic conditions facing the country, the organizations called upon the current administration to release food commodities and funding from the Commodity...

2006-03-28 15:43:07

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Farm-state senators made a new push on Wednesday for Congress to pass $3.8 billion in disaster aid to U.S. farmers and ranchers impacted by hurricane, drought and flood losses last year. Sponsors Kent Conrad and Byron Dorgan, North Dakota Democrats, said they would try to attach the legislation to a spending bill expected to go to a floor vote soon. The House already has passed its version of the bill. "My hope is those who blocked (aid) on the House side will...

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