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102 Million Trees Died in California’s Drought

The ECOreport reposts a story about drought & warming temperatures, 102 Million trees died in California’s Drought

Press Release from USDA Office of Communications

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that the U.S. Forest Service has identified an additional 36 million dead trees across California since its last aerial survey in May 2016. This brings the total number of dead trees since 2010 to over 102 million on 7.7 million acres of California’s drought stricken forests. In 2016 alone, 62 million trees have died, representing more than a 100 percent increase in dead trees across the state from 2015. Millions of additional trees are weakened and expected to die in the coming months and years.
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Biobased Products Contributed $393 billion To US Economy

The ECOreport reposts the announcement of a new report, Biobased Products Contributed $393 billion To US Economy in 2014

Press Release from the US Department of Agriculture

WASHINGTON, Oct. 3, 2016 – A new report released today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) shows that in 2014, the biobased products industry contributed $393 billion and 4.2 million jobs to America’s recovering economy. The report also indicates that the sector grew from 2013 to 2014, creating or supporting an additional 220,000 jobs and $24 billion over that period. Agriculture Secretary Vilsack, who has identified the biobased economy as one of the four pillars that support our country’s rural economy, released the report at a luncheon today at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

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USDA Seeks Partners to Protect & Restore Critical Wetlands

The ECOreport reposts notice that the  USDA Seeks Partners to Protect & Restore Critical Wetlands

Press Release from USDA Office of Communications

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced the availability of $15 million to help eligible conservation partners leverage local investments to provide technical assistance and financial resources for wetlands protection and improvements on private and Tribal agricultural land nationwide.

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Biobased Products Put $369 Billion Into US Economy

The ECOreport reposts the story that Biobased Products Put $369 Billion into US Economy.

Press Release from USDA Office of Communications

WASHINGTON, June 17, 2015 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the release of a new report that shows the U.S. biobased industry is generating substantial economic activity and American jobs. He also announced changes under the 2014 Farm Bill that will create additional opportunities for growth in renewable plant-based materials, supporting the Obama Administration’s efforts to develop a new, rural economy and promote creation of sustainable jobs.

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The USDA & Growth of the Organic Industry

News Release from the USDA

WASHINGTON, March 20, 2014 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced new figures today that show the organic industry continues to grow domestically and globally, with over 25,000 certified organic operations in more than 120 different countries around the world.
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