I’m Tyne Morgan with today’s AgDay Minute.
Wednesday, President-Elect Joe Biden will take the oath of office, ushering in new leadership that will no doubt have an effect on farmers and ranchers. Top of mind for many in agriculture, the future of renewable fuels, with some farm groups saying a Biden White House could be a positive thing for renewable fuels such as ethanol. But the EPA has supplied some waivers to oil refiners over the years releasing them from their obligation to add ethanol to gas impacting the renewable fuels standard.
Health experts say just eating several small doses of fried foods could increase your risk for major heart disease and stroke. The research shows each additional weekly serving of a half-a-cup of fried foods increases your risk for heart attack and stroke by three percent, heart disease by 2-percent, and heart failure by 12-percent. The study is published in the journal “Heart”.
An Indiana state lawmaker wants his colleagues to honor the state’s big popcorn crop by making it the state’s official snack. His bill says Indiana ranks second in the nation, behind Nebraska, in popcorn production with Hoosier farmers growing nearly 500-million pounds of popcorn every year.
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