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Reps. Pingree, Young Launch Bipartisan Food Waste Caucus

Today, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-ME) and Congressman David Young (R-IA) launched a bipartisan House Food Waste Caucus to explore opportunities to reduce food waste...The bipartisan House Food Waste Caucus will look at ways to promote food waste reduction across the food supply chain; provide educational opportunities to congressional members and staff; support efforts to reduce food waste at federal agencies including USDA and EPA; and collaborate with diverse stakeholders to highlight food waste success stories. Last Friday, Congresswoman Pingree hosted a food waste briefing on the Hill. Speakers from the American Biogas Council, Campbell Soup Company, Feeding America, Further with Food, and the Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic highlighted different opportunities to support food waste reduction initiatives. 

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Meet The Winners Of The 2018 U.S. Dairy Sustainability Awards
Outstanding Supply Chain Collaboration: Magic Dirt of Little Rock, Ark. Getting a peat moss replacement made from dairy cow manure into Walmart stores in 43 states is no small feat. But partners throughout the supply chain – from farm to retail – rose to meet consumers' demand for a more sustainable gardening product. And they did it quickly. In just a few years, Magic Dirt, a ABC member, was innovated and distributed nationwide thanks to dairy farmers' enterprising spirit and Walmart's logistical and marketing expertise. More>>

House votes down 2018 Farm Bill
On May 18, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 198 to 213 to defeat the 2018 Farm Bill, officially titled the Agriculture or Nutrition Act of 2018, or H.R. 2. All 198 votes in favor of passing the legislation were made by republicans, with 30 republicans and 183 democrats voting against the bill. An addition seven republicans and 10 democrats did not vote on the legislation. Following the vote, House Speaker Paul Ryan moved to reconsider the bill. More>>

Call for Papers Open for ABC's Annual Conference @ Biocycle REFOR18
Accepting abstracts now for presentations on October 16-17, 2018. If you have a biogas system-related presentation that's a case study, on a planning process, or on third party research findings, please let us know and join us in Raleigh, NC this October 15-18! More>>

Iowa Residents to Sue the State Over Air Emissions from Industrial Hog Farms
"There's no way $325,000 is going to fix [the NC plaintiffs'] situation or allow them to relocate somewhere else," Watson said. What happened in North Carolina, he added, "makes our lawsuit that much more important, because we're going after the regulatory process [itself]." More>>

New global report to help cities manage their food waste
According to the World Biogas Association, an ABC member, a new international report to help cities manage their food waste has been launched today. The report sets out the experiences of cities around the world in managing their food waste; the best practices for preventing and reducing food waste; an overview of collection systems to ensure clean food waste is brought to treatment and more. More>>

Dane County, WI secures lake clean-up grant
Dane County, an ABC member, was one of only six counties in Wisconsin to win this grant from the National Association of Conservation Districts. The county is also in the process of conducting an analysis of where new digester facilities could be located to most effectively treat manure and potentially process it into biogas or other byproducts of economic value. That report detailing the feasibility of potential future digester sites is due back later this year. More>>

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5/22/2018 - 5/23/2018
2018 ABC Fly-in in Washington, DC
Please join us for our annual Washington DC Fly-In. We have a lot of issues that are of great importance to our industry to speak to our policy leaders about – The Renewable Fuel Standard, the Farm Bill and Equitable Tax Treatment for Biogas Technologies. Below is the beginning of our schedule. Details to follow as we determine which ABC members are able to join and with which members of Congress we will request meetings All members of the American Biogas Council are encouraged to attend. More>>

Webinar: Combined Heat and Power (CHP): Applications & Best Practices
This webinar by ABC member MTU Onsite Energy is designed to educate consulting specifying engineers regarding cogeneration projects. The presenter will discuss cogeneration principles including combined heat and power (CHP) and combined cooling, heat and power (CCHP). More>>

Briefing: Biogas as a Waste Management Solution: Turning "Waste" into Resources
The Environmental and Energy Study Institute and the American Biogas Council invite you to a briefing about the numerous challenges posed by organic wastes -- to human health, water and air quality, and to businesses that must manage these wastes -- and how anaerobic digestion offers solutions to these pressing issues. Wednesday, May 23, 2018, 2-3:30pm ET, Room 340 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC. Free and open to the public in person and livecast online. More>>

Social Science of Organics Recycling: Designing Programs That Change Behavior
You've invested time, money, and energy into providing the tools, education, and training that you hope will enable households, businesses, and institutions to successfully source separate organics. But what now… is participation low or waning? Are there too many contaminants in the organics bin? Too many organics in the trash bin? More>>

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