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Agricultural Impacts of Biofuels Production

  • Walsh, Marie E.
  • Torre Ugarte, Daniel de la
  • English, Burton C.
  • Jensen, Kimberly L.
  • Hellwinckel, Chad M.
  • Menard, R. Jamey
  • Nelson, Richard G.

Analysis of the potential to supply 25% of projected 2025 U.S. transportation fuels indicates sufficient biomass resources are available to meet increased demand while simultaneously meeting food, feed, and export needs. Corn and soybeans continue to be important feedstocks for ethanol and biodiesel production, but cellulose feedstocks (agricultural crop residues, energy crops such as switchgrass, and forestry residues) will play a major role. Farm income increases, mostly because of higher crop prices. Increased crop prices increase the cost of producing biofuels.

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Article provided by Southern Agricultural Economics Association in its journal Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics.

Volume (Year): 39 (2007)
Issue (Month): 02 (August)
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