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U.S. Soybean farmers windfall as biofuel demand increases

An updated, independent study funded by the United Soybean Board (USB) and soybean checkoff shows production of biodiesel continues to positively impact U.S. soybean farmers’ on-farm profitability as well as the bottom lines of poultry and livestock farmers. According to

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Corn Jumps to 31-Month High as Oil Climbs, Boosting Biofuel

Corn advanced to the highest level since July 2008 and soybeans gained on speculation a crude oil rally may increase demand for alternative fuel. Wheat increased. May-delivery corn jumped as much as 3.3 percent to $7.4425 a bushel, the highest

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Farmers finding gamble on biofuel crop paying off

Van Shaver had never considered a career in farming until switchgrass came along. One of the first 16 farmers to plant switchgrass under contract with Genera Energy in 2008 as part of a state-funded bioenergy initiative, the home maintenance contractor

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Report Examines Corn, Soybean Use for Biofuels

With world demand for corn and soybeans on the rise, supply of the nation’s two major crops must be watched closely by pork producers. Add the increasing demand of the biofuel and ethanol industries, challenging weather conditions and dwindling reserves,

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