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Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS): Overview and Issues

Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS): Overview and Issues

Date: October 14, 2010
Creator: Schnepf, Randy & Yacobucci, Brent D.
Description: This report focuses on the mandated minimum usage requirements - referred to as the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) - whereby a minimum volume of biofuels is to be used in the national transportation fuel supply each year. It describes the general nature of the biofuels RFS and its implementation, and outlines some of the emerging issues related to the sustainability of the continued growth in U.S. biofuels production needed to fulfill the expanding RFS mandate, as well as the emergence of potential unintended consequences of this rapid expansion. This report does not address the broader public policy issue of how best to support U.S. energy policy.
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Controlling the Japanese beetle.

Controlling the Japanese beetle.

Date: March 1958
Creator: Fleming, Walter E. (Walter Ernest), 1899-
Description: Describes the characteristics of the Japanese beetle, the damage it causes to plants, and methods of control.
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Arbor day, its purpose and observance.

Arbor day, its purpose and observance.

Date: November 1936
Creator: United States. Forest Service.
Description: Discusses Arbor Day as a holiday that recognizes the importance of United States forests and discusses a citizen's duty to preserve them and foster new growth of trees.
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Game management on the farm.

Game management on the farm.

Date: October 1936
Creator: Darling, Jay N. (Jay Norwood), 1876-1962.; Sheldon, H. P. & Gabrielson, Ira Noel, 1889-
Description: Describes ways that a farmer can support game on his land to make the best use of otherwise wasted land. Provides an overview of practical game management practices.
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Managing farm fields, wetlands, and waters for wild ducks in the South.

Managing farm fields, wetlands, and waters for wild ducks in the South.

Date: November 1959
Creator: Davison, Verne E. (Verne Elbert), 1904- & Neely, William W., 1915-
Description: Provides instructions for establishing ponds and marshes in order to attract wild ducks to farmlands. Discusses the recreational benefits of watching and hunting ducks.
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Managing the small forest

Managing the small forest

Date: September 1957
Creator: United States. Forest Service.
Description: A guide to the basic principles of forest management, for use by small forest owners.
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Making land produce useful wildlife.

Making land produce useful wildlife.

Date: 1969
Creator: Anderson, Wallace Lowell, 1913-
Description: Discusses the benefits of biological balance on ranches and farms. Describes ways to allow wildlife to flourish for the purposes of hunting, trapping, fishing and other recreation.
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Planting the roadside.

Planting the roadside.

Date: June 1926
Creator: Mulford, Furman Lloyd, b. 1869.
Description: Describes the benefits of planting trees and shrubs on the roadside, and the proper procedures for doing so.
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Planting and care of street trees.

Planting and care of street trees.

Date: August 1921
Creator: Mulford, Furman Lloyd, b. 1869.
Description: Describes the importance of shade trees within city limits, including: how to plan the layout of street trees; the various types of trees best suited for city growth; and how to properly maintain city-grown trees.
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Our remaining land : we can use it and save it.

Our remaining land : we can use it and save it.

Date: June 1949
Creator: United States. Soil Conservation Service.
Description: Discusses the condition of the remaining productive land in the United States and the risk of losing it to soil erosion. Describes conservation efforts including the use of land standards in conservation planning.
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Mosquito remedies and preventives.

Mosquito remedies and preventives.

Date: June 1932
Creator: Howard, L. O. (Leland Ossian), 1857-1950. & Bishopp, F. C. (Fred Corry), 1884-1970.
Description: Describes measures, substances, and materials, both offensive and defensive, that have been found most effective against mosquitoes.
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It could happen again.

It could happen again.

Date: June 1948
Creator: United States. Dept. of Agriculture. Production and Marketing Administration.
Description: Describes the importance of soil conservation practices and their effect on wheat production.
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Facts about wind erosion and dust storms on the Great Plains.

Facts about wind erosion and dust storms on the Great Plains.

Date: 1961
Creator: United States. Soil Conservation Service.
Description: Describes the history and conditions of drought, wind erosion, and dust storms in the Great Plains; discusses long-range conservation programs and emergency measures.
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Grass crops in conservation farming.

Grass crops in conservation farming.

Date: May 1955
Creator: Dale, Tom, 1899- & Brown, Grover F., 1905-
Description: Describes the success of grassland improvement methods as demonstrated by experiment stations, agricultural technicians, farmers, and ranchers.
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Legumes in soil conservation practices.

Legumes in soil conservation practices.

Date: 1938
Creator: Pieters, A. J.
Description: Describes measures for preventing soil erosion through the planting of legumes.
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Visual materials on soil and water conservation.

Visual materials on soil and water conservation.

Date: August 1951
Creator: United States. Soil Conservation Service.
Description: An annotated list of films about soil and water conservation. Includes information about the films' suitability for use in elementary and secondary schools.
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Tree planting on rural school grounds.

Tree planting on rural school grounds.

Date: 1901
Creator: United States. Dept. of Agriculture.
Description: Discusses the importance of planning for successful Arbor-Day tree plantings on rural school grounds and churchyards. Includes suggested study topics for teachers to use in school lessons.
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What are we aiming at? : a forest conservation program.

What are we aiming at? : a forest conservation program.

Date: July 1945
Creator: United States. Dept. of Agriculture.
Description: Describes the need for a postwar program to increase timber production. Discusses the need for regulated conservation practices, incentives for responsible private forest management, and an increase in public forest land area.
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Forest and flame in the Bible.

Forest and flame in the Bible.

Date: 1950
Creator: Vitas, George.
Description: A collection of biblical passages supporting the protection of forests, with descriptive text provided by the author.
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Know your watersheds.

Know your watersheds.

Date: September 1957
Creator: United States. Forest Service.
Description: Describes the necessity of water in everyday life, the water cycle, and provides suggestions for the management of watersheds.
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New landmarks of soil conservation.

New landmarks of soil conservation.

Date: 1942
Creator: United States. Soil Conservation Service.
Description: Discusses various methods for protecting and conserving soil.
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The soil that went to town.

The soil that went to town.

Date: November 1952
Creator: Gee, C. W. (Chester Wilson), 1904-
Description: Describes the problem of soil erosion and methods for its prevention, in an elementary story format.
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From the dust of the earth.

From the dust of the earth.

Date: March 1952
Creator: Lathrop, William H., 1900-
Description: Describes how the things people enjoy in everyday life come from the soil, either directly or indirectly, and the value of participating in soil conservation.
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Use the land and save the soil.

Use the land and save the soil.

Date: September 1949
Creator: Musser, R. H.
Description: This bulletin briefly answers the questions: "What is soil and water conservation?" and "How does the Soil Conservation Service help farmers and landowners?"
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