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June 15, 2012 | Views on the News |

Corn Roles

The commodity plays double-duty as food and fuel source, but which is best for industry?

As I delve into research for my next Focus on Biofuels article, which will analyze the impact of the EPA’s decision to approve the sale of higher ethanol/gasoline blends, I’m confronted with the fact I’m quite torn on the issue of using corn for fuel.

Evidence both in support of and against...

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May 15, 2012 | Views on the News |

Time to Re-prioritize 2012 Farm Bill Cuts

Ag research funding deserves long-term investment

Now in the final stages of Senate mark-up, the 2012 Farm Bill will no doubt see its fair share of reduction in government program funding. Crop subsidies are an easy target that most people can live with — even farmers. Farmer group leaders have noted that the direct payments programs first...

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April 25, 2012 | Views on the News |

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