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Essentials for Producer Participation in Biomass Markets When Choices are Correlated


  • Hoque, Mohammad Mainul
  • Artz, Georgeanne M.
  • Martens, Bobby J.
  • Jarboe, Darren H.


Using data from a survey of Iowa farmers we examine producers’ willingness to supply corn stover, corn cobs and energy grasses for biomass markets. We identify factors that affect producers’ interest in growing biomass crops as well critical barriers to participation. Choices among biomass types are found to be correlated.

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  • Hoque, Mohammad Mainul & Artz, Georgeanne M. & Martens, Bobby J. & Jarboe, Darren H., 2013. "Essentials for Producer Participation in Biomass Markets When Choices are Correlated," 2013 Annual Meeting, February 2-5, 2013, Orlando, Florida 142747, Southern Agricultural Economics Association.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:saea13:142747

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    biomass crops; biomass supply chain; Agribusiness; Crop Production/Industries; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy;

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