Governor Gavin Newsom has appointed Eric Guerra, V. Manuel Perez, Bill Quirk, and Susan Shaheen to the California Air Resources Board and Deputy Agriculture Secretary Jewel Bronaugh has announced she will step down from USDA's No. 2 position.
States on the East and West coasts are crafting policies to require higher biofuel blends in place of petroleum diesel, a step that renewable and biodiesel producers believe will continue to drive growth for their products.
Governor Gavin Newsom has tapped Christy Bouma as the legislative affairs secretary in the Office of the Governor while Kristen Smith Eshaya follows her father’s footsteps and is named the new president of JV Smith Companies.
Along with zero-emission technologies like electric tractors, agriculture is generating creative ways of squeezing more efficiency and cost-effectiveness out of combustion engines, presenting new hurdles for incentives grants.
Anaerobic digesters that take manure and turn it into biomethane for the transportation sector and other industrial uses are a key part of the dairy industry’s strategy to get to net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.