SOCIO-ECONOMIC FACTORS AND ADOPTION O FENERGY CROPS

Current study analyzes the socio-economic factors that impact farmers’ willingness to grow switchgrass and miscanthus in Missouri and Iowa. The results of the current study show that current level of farmers’ willingness to grow for either crop is low. Hence, there are barriers to accomplishing the goal of producing 21 billion gallons of cellulosic biofuel by 2022. It is also found that currently growing energy crops is more attractive to small farms as a source of crop diversification, rather than an alternative crop production system in the big scale by large farms.


Issue Date:
2015-01
Publication Type:
Journal Article
DOI and Other Identifiers:
ISSN 2147-8988 (Other)
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/200122
Published in:
International Journal of Food and Agricultural Economics, Volume 03, Number 1
Page range:
1-17
Total Pages:
17
Series Statement:
Vol 3
No 1




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