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MSU Researchers: Ag Carbon Higher Than Expected, Only Partial Fix For Climate

Researchers G. Phillip Robertson, Stephen K. Hamilton, Keith Paustian, and Pete Smith wrote that a high degree of certainty exists that land-based carbon storage can accomplish about 2.5 gigatons of CO2 equivalent (Gt CO2e) per year after wider adaptation of electric vehicles, with a maximum capacity of about 110 Gt CO2e. That estimate is near the mid-point of the capacity
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Iowa State Economists Estimate COVID-19 Impact on State’s Ag Economy

Economists at the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development at Iowa State University have issued a new policy brief that measures the revenue impacts the COVID-19 outbreak is having on some of Iowa's largest agricultural industries. Estimates show overall annual damage of roughly $788 million for corn, $213 million for soybean, over $2.5 billion for ethanol, $658 million for fed cattle, $34 million for calves and feeder cattle, and $2.1 billion for hogs.
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Turning Weeds Into Ethanol - Why Not?

Media coverage of the controversy surrounding the use of certain non-native feedstocks for bioenergy is as pervasive as invasiveness itself. Plants such as giant reed (Arundo donax) and elephant grass (Pennisetum purpureum) are known to be weedy or invasive in natural habitats; the concern lies in their ability to spread propagules into natural habitats outside intended areas.
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New Specialty Crops Offer Bonus No-Till Income

Whether it’s soybeans, corn, sunflowers or canola, no-tillers can grow solutions to meet market demand for healthy and renewable oils, as well as more efficient ethanol production.
Generating more income on no-till acres is a powerful reason for no-tillers to raise specialty crops currently available.
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Corn Stover Removal And No-Till: A Balancing Act

No-tillers that follow guidelines can remove some stover from continuous-corn fields and still warm up soils, improve nitrogen efficiency and retain organic matter.
No-tillers growing continuous corn often face a dilemma when residue piles up in their fields after harvest, leaving a mat that can keep soils cold and wet and make planting difficult.
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Will Corn Price Swings Continue?

Since early October, corn prices have bounced in a wide trading range. March 2012 futures have traded between about $5.75 and $6.75 while December 2012 futures have been between about $5.35 and $6.20.
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