Energy and agriculture experts in Minnesota are working on securing loans and grants for the states renewable energy initiatives by tweaking the energy component to the farm bill. One of the adjustments in the bill is in removing the requirement for bio-based material work needs to produce energy. The experts instead, would like to look at new kinds of initiatives such as using an asphalt sealant made from biodiesel products which would allow farmers to grow 100 bushels of corn or soybeans for every lane mile, amongst several others.
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