COST OF PRODUCTION OF FUEL ETHANOL IN FARM-SIZE PLANTS

In the past few decades, U.S. agriculture has become increasingly dependent upon purchased inputs as farmers increased the use of chemicals and machinery while reducing labor. Dependence on various energy intensive inputs is currently so great that if supply channels are disrupted, production suffers greatly. Furthermore, rapid escalation in the prices of these inputs, coupled with relatively low prices for farm commodities, has subjected the American farmer to an ever tighter price/cost squeeze.


Issue Date:
1980-11
Publication Type:
Working or Discussion Paper
Record Identifier:
http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/140349
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/140349
Total Pages:
68
Series Statement:
Report No. 115




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