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Agriculture's Supply and Demand for Energy and Energy Products

  • Beckman, Jayson F.
  • Borchers, Allison
  • Jones, Carol

Rising energy prices and changing energy and environmental policies have transformed the relationship between the energy and agriculture sectors. Traditionally, the relationship has been one-way, with agriculture using energy products as an input in production; during the past decade, however, the energy sector’s use of agricultural products as renewable-fuel feedstocks has increased substantially. This report examines both sector and farm-level responses to changing market and policy drivers such as the increased production of biofuel crops and other sources of renewable energy, together with changes in production practices to economize on energy-based inputs like fertilizer. We provide insight into how farmers have adapted to the changes and update and provide new data on the evolving linkages between the energy and agricultural sectors.

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Paper provided by United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service in its series Economic Information Bulletin with number 149033.

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  1. Trostle, Ronald, 2008. "Factors Contributing to Recent Increases in Food Commodity Prices (PowerPoint)," Seminars 43902, USDA Economists Group.
  2. Beckman, Jayson F. & Livingston, Michael J., 2012. "Effects of Manure Use and Use Restrictions on Variable Production Costs and Net Incomes for U.S. Corn Producers," Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Southern Agricultural Economics Association, vol. 44(01), February.
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