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PNS Daily News - October 23, 2020 

President Trump and Joe Biden square off in their final debate; warnings that "dark days" of the pandemic are yet to come; and food assistance now available for some wildfire victims.

2020Talks - October 23, 2020 

The second and last presidential debate was much more controlled than the first; President Trump keeping to his main themes, calmly rebutted by Biden.

Showing Iowa Farmers How to Go "Green"

March 22, 2007

Iowa's farmers may not realize it, but they add to global warming by using petroleum. This weekend, the first of two workshops sponsored by the Iowa Farmers Union will show farmers how they can reduce their impact on climate change and add to their bottom line at the same time. Leigh Adcock with the Iowa Farmers Union says farmers can learn how to install windmills for their own power consumption and sell the excess to utilities, and even how to brew their own bio-diesel.

"In the case of farmers, for example, if they were able to cut the use of their petroleum diesel and use more bio-diesel, they would certainly lessen their impact on global warming."

Adcock believes switching to wind energy or renewable fuels will improve a farmer's bottom line.

"They're always looking for ways to diversify their income stream and certainly wind is one way to do that. And they're always also looking for ways to cut the costs, and bio-diesel is a good way to do that."

Part of the workshops will be devoted to how the impact of global climate change will affect Iowa agriculture.

Reservations for the workshops can be made at the same number. The workshops are March 24 at the Center for Environmental and Energy Education in Cedar Falls, and March 29 at the Indianola Country Club.

Dick Layman/Eric Mack, Public News Service - IA