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Impacts of Bio-Fuels Expansion on Land Use and Conservation (Power Point Presentation)

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Microsoft Word - RoeCP.doc Agricultural Outlook Forum Presented: February 16, 2006 IMPACTS OF BIO-FUELS EXPANSION ON LAND USE AND CONSERVATION Josh Roe Research Associate Department of Agricultural Economics Kansas State University Impacts of BioImpacts of Bio--fuels fuels Expansion on Land Use Expansion on Land Use and Conservationand Conservation, , 2006 2006 Agricultural Outlook Agricultural Outlook Forum.Forum. Josh Roe,Josh Roe, Kansas State UniversityKansas State University Bob Jolly and Robert Wisner,Bob Jolly and Robert Wisner, Iowa State UniversityIowa State University IntroductionIntroduction Substantial production expansion in all Substantial production expansion in all forms of bioforms of bio--fuels since 1998.fuels since 1998. However, ethanol produced from corn is However, ethanol produced from corn is king!king! Corn demand for processing has Corn demand for processing has surpassed exports.surpassed exports. Ethanol production capacity predicted to Ethanol production capacity predicted to increase 75% by 2008.increase 75% by 2008. Objectives of the Objectives of the PresentationPresentation A look at current and predicted ethanol A look at current and predicted ethanol production:production: --NationallyNationally --RegionallyRegionally Will the increased ethanol production require Will the increased ethanol production require more corn acreage?more corn acreage? Agronomic and environmental implications.Agronomic and environmental implications. Is there economic incentive for corn Is there economic incentive for corn producers? producers? Current Ethanol Current Ethanol ProductionProduction 2005 ethanol production capacity 2005 ethanol production capacity approximately 3.99 billion gallonsapproximately 3.99 billion gallons Ethanol plants are located in 20 statesEthanol plants are located in 20 states 2005 Ethanol Production Distribution by Top States Iowa Illin

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