Agricultural Economics Department

 

Date of this Version

3-5-2008

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Published in Cornhusker Economics, 3-5-08. Produced by the Cooperative Extension, Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Nebraska – Lincoln. http://www.agecon.unl.edu/Cornhuskereconomics.html

Abstract

Corn ethanol production has already had a big impact on Nebraska agriculture. What about switch-grass for ethanol? Will it become an important crop in the Great Plains, and if so, when? How much will it be worth?

These are important questions for Nebraska agriculture, and the future is murky. In this issue we summarize some of what is known at this point.