Assessing the Bioeconomy

To better understand what others in the U.S. and around the world think about this emerging economy, IATP conducted an informal survey in September 2006. The survey went out to multiple networks that IATP has developed over the years as part of its international trade work, as well as U.S.-based domestic farm and environmental networks.

CAFTA's Impact on U.S. Ethanol Market

The U.S. ethanol industry has experienced rapid growth in recent years. Much of this growth in the Midwest has been financed and fueled by local investments, primarily from family farmers, who own collectively over half of the 84 ethanol plants. These plants provide risk mitigation and a preferred market for corn farmers, new jobs and income streams for rural communities.

Ethanol Imports From Brazil Up Over 400 Percent

ddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddFood, seed, and industrial (FSI) use of corn in 2004/05 is expected to total 2.68 billion bushels, unchanged from last month, USDA noted today in its monthly Feed Outlook Report. In 2003/04, FSI use is expected to total 2,565 million bushels, up 10 million from last month because of a 10-million-bushel increase in starch use.