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Mike Walsten has covered major business trends in agriculture for more than 40 years.
Here's some interesting research about the lack of linkage between biofuels in the U.S. and it's impact on land use in other countries. Researchers at Michigan State University conducted the study. Bottom line: there's no connection. Why is this important? Ethanol opponents have specious arguments that increased corn prices and acreage in the U.S. has negative impacts on the environment through shifting land use (indirect land use) in other countries (read that Brazil and the rain forest/the global warming argument).
Click here for the full report.
Here is what the National Corn Growers Association has to say about it.
Here is what the Renewable Fuels Association says about it.
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