News From Terre Haute, Indiana

Opinion

October 11, 2012

READERS' FORUM: Oct. 11, 2012

Biodiesel smart energy policy

The Obama Administration should be commended for supporting strong domestic energy policy by boosting biodiesel production last month under the Renewable Fuel Standard. This decision will stimulate new biodiesel production and create jobs across the country, including right here in Indiana where the world’s largest integrated soy biodiesel plant is located.

Biodiesel — made from feedstocks such as soybean oil, recycled cooking oil and animal fats — is the first and only EPA-designated Advanced Biofuel to be produced on a commercial-scale nationwide.

Biodiesel isn’t just a good thing for soybean farmers, but also for livestock farmers and ultimately consumers. Livestock, especially pigs and poultry, rely on soybean meal for a large portion of the protein in their diet. When soybean oil is used for biodiesel, this increases oil value and can create a steady supply of soybean meal for livestock farmers.

The Administration’s decision increases the amount of biodiesel that refiners must use to displace petroleum diesel next year to a total of 1.28 billion gallons. The U.S. diesel market equals about 55 billion gallons annually.

This gives the biodiesel industry and its feedstock producers the certainty they need to boost production and invest in their operations. It also will diversify our fuel supplies so that we’re not so dependent on global petroleum prices that threaten our national security and economic growth.

With gas prices once again on the rise, this is exactly the kind of smart domestic energy policy we need for the future.

— Kevin Wilson, president

Indiana Soybean Alliance

Walton

Raising funds to help hungry

On Oct. 21, 2012, the Minority Health Coalition of Vigo County and United Methodist Temple, will be hosting the CROP Hunger Walk. The walk is 5K, and ending at First Congregational Church near Sixth and Ohio streets. Registration begins at 1:30 and the walk will begin at 2 p.m.  

The CROP Hunger Walk was the first of its kind. It began in 1969. The walk raises money for Church World Service to use in communities around the world. What is great about the walk is that 25 percent of the proceeds will be split between the 14th and Chestnut Community Center and the Salvation Army food pantry.

Every day almost 16,000 children die from hunger-related causes. The world produces enough food each year to provide a healthy diet to everyone on the planet, but over 800 million people in the world go to bed hungry. Roughly one-sixth of the people in the world lack access to safe drinking water.

Locally, right here in the Wabash Valley, there are over 40,000 people who are identified as hunger challenged. That is they don’t know where their next meal is coming from. I encourage everyone to get involved. It’s easy and fun. Simply call MHCVC at 812-234-8713 or United Methodist Temple at 812-299-1898 to register and start raising funds to help the hungry.

— Ashley Sanders

Minority Health Coalition

of Vigo County, Inc.

Terre Haute


 

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Opinion
Latest News
TribStar.com Poll
AP Video
13 Struck by Lightning on Calif. Beach Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix Raw: Shipwrecked Concordia Completes Last Voyage Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Raw: Sea Turtle Hatchlings Emerge From Nest Israel, Hamas Trade Fire Despite Truce in Gaza Raw: Israel, Palestine Supporters Rally in US UN Security Council Calls for Gaza Cease-fire Kangaroo Goes Missing in Oklahoma Italy's Nibali Set to Win First Tour De France Video Shows Smiling American Bomber in Syria Mobile App Gives Tour of Battle of Atlanta Sites 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins Raw: Sirens After Explosions in Israel Raw: Planes With MH17 Victims Land in Eindhoven Raw: Violent Clashes Between Libyan Militias US Evacuates Embassy in Libya Amid Clashes
NDN Video
GMA: Dog passes out from excitment to see owner "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1" Trailer is Here! Chapter Two: Designing for Naomi Watts Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Florida Keys Webcam Captures Turtles Hatching Morgan Freeman Sucks Down Helium on 'Tonight Show' Robin Wright Can Dance! (WATCH) She's Back! See Paris Hilton's New Carl's Jr. Ad Big Weekend For Atlanta Braves In Cooperstown - @TheBuzzeronFox Chapter Two: Becoming a first-time director What's Got Jack Black Freaking Out at Comic-Con? Doctors Remove 232 Teeth From Teen's Mouth Bradley Cooper Explains His Voice in 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Deja vu: Another NYPD officer choke-holding a suspect 'Fifty Shades of Grey': Watch the Super Sexy First Trailer Now! Reports: Ravens RB Ray Rice Suspended For 1st 2 Games Of The Season Air Algerie plane with 119 on board missing over Mali Diamond Stone, Malik Newman, Josh Jackson and others showcase talent Free Arturo - The World's Saddest Polar Bear A Look Back at Batman On Film Through The Years
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
  • -

     

    March 12, 2010

activity