Ethanol Benefits Outweigh Costs

Cindy Zimmerman

A senior economist with the nation’s largest general farm organization says the benefits of ethanol outweigh the costs. During the Association of Equipment Manufacturers AgExecutive forum in St. Louis last week, American Farm Bureau senior economist Terry Francl said that the consumer is seeing a benefit from ethanol. “The bottom line on the ethanol side is that although it has …

Audio, Ethanol, food and fuel

Nebraska Ethanol Forum

Cindy Zimmerman

The Nebraska Ethanol Board, in cooperation with the University of Nebraska Center for Energy Science Research, is hosting a policy forum in October to discuss issues of rising energy and food prices. The forum will provide an opportunity for Nebraska policymakers and consumers to better understand how ethanol policy plays a role in economic development, energy security, agriculture and the …

Ethanol, food and fuel, Food prices

Seed Summit Held to Meet Needs of Industries

Cindy Zimmerman

A summit was held last week in Chicago to address the role of seed technology in meeting the growing demand for food, feed, fiber and fuel. The goal of the American Seed Research Summit was to bring together research leaders from industry, academia and government to identify major seed research challenges and to develop a national strategy and action plan …

Agribusiness, food and fuel

Food and Fuel Forum in KC

Cindy Zimmerman

The Agricultural Business Council of Kansas City is holding a forum on Food and Fuel next month to examine the challenges and opportunities of meeting food and fuel demands. The forum will feature both agricultural and food business leaders, including representatives from the National Corn Growers Association, Missouri Farm Bureau, the American Bakers Association, and the Food and Agricultural Organization. …

Agribusiness, corn, food and fuel, NCGA