Campus Units

Economics

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

2011

Journal or Book Title

Green

Volume

1

First Page or Article ID Number

123

Last Page

126

DOI

10.1515/GREEN.2011.004

Abstract

This study examines food-fuel trade-offs from the perspective of crop producers and their choices in marketing their grain among food, feed and fuel use. Based on a recent survey of Iowa grain producers, this study finds that price competition from ethanol plants has increased the share of the corn marketed directly to ethanol plants and lowered the market share of corn marketed for domestic and international food/feed purposes. Other factors, such as farm size and market distance, affect the share of corn directed to the fuel, food, and feed markets. The results indicate corn producers are willing to bear higher transportation costs to reach food markets over other market outlets.

Comments

This is an article from Green 1 (2011): 123, doi:10.1515/GREEN.2011.004. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

De Gruyter

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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