Demand for Iowa crops has been helped by outside influences, especially the recovery in energy prices. Ethanol margins have moved above breakeven and support for biofuels has been boosted by the substantial rise in crude oil prices over the past year. The energy price recovery has helped ethanol margins remain positive over the past several months. Biofuels continue to see support from higher energy prices.
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Hart, Chad E., "Projected Demand for Iowa Crops" (2010). Integrated Crop Management News. 491.
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