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As the 25x'25 Alliance enters its second decade, the organization is restructuring its leadership team to further strengthen plans to devote more effort into defining and articulating the multiple benefits of a 25x'25 future, the co-chairmen of the new executive leadership committee said today.
Read Smith, a Washington state grain farmer and former president of the National Association of Conservation Districts, and Bart Ruth, a Nebraska corn and soybean farmer who is a former president of the American Soybean Association, said in a joint statement that the reconstituted leadership team will help the alliance launch a "fresh vision" campaign that will embrace an "all of the above energy approach while emphasizing the tremendous economic and quality-of-life improvements that renewable energy development has delivered to our nation, particularly in rural areas."
The 25x'25 Vision calls for America's farms, ranches and forestlands to produce the biomass, biofuels, wind energy, solar power, geothermal energy and hydropower sufficient to meet at least 25 percent of the nation's energy needs by the year 2025, all while providing an ample, affordable and safe supply of food, feed and fiber.
To read and download the statement outlining the 25x'25 Vision going into its second decade, click here.