Campus Units

Economics, Supply Chain and Information Systems, Center for Crops Utilization Research

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

8-2015

Journal or Book Title

Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics

Volume

47

Issue

3

First Page or Article ID Number

317

Last Page

344

DOI

10.1017/aae.2015.9

Abstract

This study evaluates attitudes toward production of three major types of biomass—corncobs, corn stover, and dedicated energy grass—using responses to a mail survey of 2,250 Iowa farmers. We examine how factors influencing willingness to supply biomass vary across biomass types and analyze the presence of potential correlations across interest in growing various types of biomass. We find that correlation in choices across biomass types is strong and statistically significant. Farmers consider corn stover and corncobs as complementary, but dedicated energy grasses and corncobs or stover as substitutes. Factors affecting farmer choices also vary significantly by type of biomass.

JEL Classification

Q12, Q13, Q15

Comments

This article is published as Hoque, Mohammad Mainul, Georgeanne M. Artz, Darren H. Jarboe, and Bobby J. Martens. "Producer participation in biomass markets: farm factors, market factors, and correlated choices." Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics 47, no. 3 (2015): 317-344. doi: 10.1017/aae.2015.9. Posted with permission.

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The Authors

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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