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Dairy Farmers of America and Vanguard Renewables Announce Strategic Alliance to Develop Anaerobic Digestion Systems for DFA Farmers

Two ABC members, Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), a national farmer-owned dairy cooperative, and Vanguard Renewables, a Massachusetts-based renewable energy developer, announce a strategic partnership to help bring anaerobic digestion technology to more farms across the country. With the alliance, DFA and Vanguard Renewables will collaborate to develop resilient business models using anaerobic digestion systems. Working with farmers, government agencies, dairy processors and retailer customers, the partners will build business cases for innovative systems.

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Sonny Perdue Sworn in as 31st U.S. Secretary of Agriculture
(Washington, D.C., April 25, 2017) – Sonny Perdue was sworn in as the 31st U.S. Secretary of Agriculture by fellow Georgian and Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court Clarence Thomas in a brief ceremony today at the Supreme Court building. The U.S. Senate confirmed Secretary Perdue by a vote of 87-to-11 on Monday evening. After Secretary Perdue took the oath of office, he addressed employees at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) before getting to work on his first day. Also this morning, USDA launched his official Twitter handle: @SecretarySonny. More>>

Perdue Joins White House “Farmers Roundtable” as President Trump Issues Executive Order on Agriculture
President Trump's Executive Order established the Interagency Task Force on Agriculture and Rural Prosperity “to ensure the informed exercise of regulatory authority that impacts agriculture and rural communities.” As Secretary of Agriculture, Perdue will serve as the task force's chairman. More>>

Anuvia Plant Nutrients receives Edison Award
Organic MaTRX technology lauded for turning organic waste into plant nutrients. Edison Universe awarded a 2017 Edison Award to ABC member Anuvia Plant Nutrients. This prestigious award recognizes the world's best innovations and inventors. Anuvia was honored for its Organic MaTRX technology, which turns organic waste into highly efficient plant nutrients. More>>

NYC 'zero waste' progress report gives updates on shift to single-stream, local AD
DSNY is still considering the option of a "save-as-you-throw" financial incentive system, which could be one of the most effective ways to drive reduction if it can overcome political hurdles, and remains open to lessons learned in other cities with similar goals. Though because of its scale and density New York remains unique among other "zero waste" cities. More>>

Impact Bioenergy Sees Pickup in Demand for Portable Anaerobic Digesters
Seattle-based Impact Bioenergy is experiencing exponential growth in demand for its portable anaerobic digestion systems for hyperlocal transformation from wastes-to-resource. Notably two new systems are in production -- one for a corporate campus catering operation and one for a small farm that produces chicken, eggs, and pork. More>>

Walmart Launches Project Gigaton to Reduce Emissions in Company's Supply Chain
Walmart launched Project Gigaton today, committing the retailer to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions resulting from its operations (Scope 1 and 2 emissions) and supply chains (Scope 3 emissions, e.g., from manufacturing, materials and use of products). Walmart has identified energy, agriculture, waste, packaging, deforestation, and product use and design as the goal areas in which to target their Scope 3 climate goals. Participating suppliers are encouraged to focus their commitment in one or more of these goal areas. Among the Project Gigaton goals is to reduce GHG emissions by 2.7 million tons by eliminating peat based horticultural products and replacing them with manure-based digested solids. ABC member Magic Dirt, a line of 100% sustainable organic soil products, was invited to participate in the Bentonville summit. It is currently sold in close to 1,500 Walmart stores in 20 states. More>>

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ABC Board of Directors Meeting
Monthly meeting of ABC's Board of Directors.Time change: 10 AM ET. More>>

Biogas, Food Waste Recycling, CHP and Wastewater Treatment in Philadelphia
In a half day workshop and digester tour with lunch, come learn how Philadelphia could merge their zero waste goal with existing wastewater infrastructure, food waste collection and recycling and biogas production. At the Northeast Water Pollution Control Plant w/ Biogas & CHP More>>

ABC Board of Directors Meeting
Monthly meeting of ABC's Board of Directors. More>>

Phosphorus Forum 2017
Join the Sustainable Phosphorus Alliance for a forum addressing critical issues in phosphorus sustainability. Participants include scientists from dozens of research institutes, NGOs focused on water quality issues, nutrient recovery technology companies, fertlizer manufacturers, food producers, water utilities, farm consultants, government regulators, agricultural suppliers, phosphate mining companies, and others. More>>

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