There’s been a lot of talk lately about how the increased demand for ethanol and biodiesel will affect farmers and ranchers using the same stocks for feed for their animals. The National Institute of Animal Agriculture plans to make the topic a top priority at its annual meeting, April 2-5 in Sacramento, California. From the group’s press release:
“With all of the emphasis on BioFuels, what impact will that have on animal agriculture?” questions Jim Fraley, chair of the Annual Meeting Planning Committee. “Will it mean higher feed costs? If so, how will we pass those costs along? These will be the questions we’ll be examining at the annual meeting” Fraley says.
Organizers plan to talk about this subject from day one and strongly encourage anyone interested to register early and plan to get there for the opening session. More information is available at the NIAA website: www.animalagriculture.org.