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DuPont, USDA to promote sustainable energy crop harvesting practices

9:41 AM MDT | April 2, 2013 | Rebecca Coons

DuPont and the Department of Agriculture (USDA) have announced a new federal-private collaboration to safeguard natural resources on private lands used to grow corn stover for cellulosic ethanol production. The joint agreement between USDA's Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) and DuPont aims to set voluntary standards for the sustainable harvesting of agricultural residues for renewable fuel and supports rural job creation, additional income for farmers, biobased energy development, and the safeguarding of natural resources and land productivity...

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