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USDA report predicts record biofuel crop this year
Source : brighterenergy.org
Two important government reports issued yesterday show that American farmers and ethanol producers continue to meet demand. First, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today made its first estimate of the 2011 corn crop, as well as 2011/12 demand. According to survey data gathered from farmers and historical yield trends, USDA is predicting 92.2 million acres of corn to be planted, 85.1 million harvested acres, and an average yield of 158.7 bushels per acre. This would produce a total crop of 13.5 billion bushels, an all-time record. "American farmers appear poised to once again respond to market signals and increase their productivity without needing to convert non-agricultural land to cropland," said Renewable Fuels Association Vice President of Research and Analysis Geoff Cooper.
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16 May 2011 |
United States & Canada
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