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December 2: Scientists from several universities are working with a U.S. Department of Energy grant of $12.8 million to create more sustainable biofuels for aviation use. Jay Thelen, a biochemistry professor at the University of Missouri, talked about a project to enhance the quantity and quality of the oil from two common cover crops, camelina and pennycress. December 1: At the recent United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27) in Egypt, Giorgia Pergolini of the UN World Food Programme explained how humanitarian disaster relief efforts like emergency food distributions are often hampered by climate change. November 30: Kathy Bergren is director of public policy for the National Corn Growers Association. She spoke on the show about the economic and environmental benefits of corn ethanol. November 29: Low Mu Tech--the Iowa-based company that produces and markets the soy-based seed lubricant, DUST, is now operating a sister company--NewFields Ag--for distribution of biological type crop inputs. I had a conversation about biologicals with Michael Musselman of NewFields Ag and you can listen to it here (20 minutes). November 28: The U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry heard testimony recently on rural development and energy programs in preparation for discussing the next farm bill. A video recording of the session is available here. November 25: Matt Brechwald was a police officer in Boise, Idaho, before he and his wife purchased a small farm in 2011. Brechwald hosts the Off-Farm Income Podcast, along with being a “small” farmer and a consultant to others who wish to do either farming or podcasting. November 23-24: The SCN (Soybean Cyst Nematode) Coalition--along with member company BASF--has posted a series of short videos on how farmers can actively manage SCN. November 22: Connected Nation is a nonprofit organization that works to close the “Digital Divide” by aiding people and processes who are working to deliver broadband internet to unserved and underserved parts of the United States. November 21: Karl Wyant is Director of Agronomy for Canada-based Nutrien, one of the largest fertilizer companies in the world. November 18: Kansas Livestock Association CEO Matt Teagarden and High Plains Harvesting co-owners Ryan and Laura Haffner discussed the farm labor situation during a recent episode (#1293) of the K State Radio show, Agriculture Today. November 17: Magan Lewis, Equipment and Automated Field Sensing Lead for Bayer Crop Science, gave a talk at her alma mater (North Dakota State University) to encourage students to pursue career success.