John Deere sponsors 4-H scholarships

John Deere Canada is sponsoring a scholarship program for the 2013-14 school year to mark its long-standing support of 4-H Canada and to celebrate its 100th anniversary.

John Deere is matching funds with 11 dealers in seven provinces to award up to 12, $2,000 scholarships. Applicants must be entering their first year of post-secondary education or currently be enrolled in an undergraduate program in the 2013-14 school year, and must be a current member in good standing of 4-H Canada. Preference will be given to students majoring in agriculture, engineering, business or an agriculture technician program.

Participating Manitoba dealers are Enns Brothers, Greenland Equipment and Greenvalley Equipment

The John Deere Canada 4-H Scholarship Program is administered by the Canadian 4-H Council, which also will select the scholarship recipients. Applications will be accepted from March 1 to May 31. Additional information can be found on the 4-H website at www.4-h-canada.ca.

U.S. oil group petitions Supreme Court

washington / reuters A leading U.S. oil industry group will petition the Supreme Court to take up a case over the Environmental Protection Agency’s approval of higher-ethanol blends for older cars, a source said Feb. 21.

A U.S. federal Appeals Court in January denied a request by food and oil groups that it reconsider a decision upholding a federal measure allowing gasoline to be mixed with a higher percentage of ethanol, producing a blend known as E15. The API says that tests show E15 can damage engines.

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