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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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New biofuel markets in region offer UK farmers cash opportunities

FARMERS and growers in the North-East and Yorkshire are among the best placed to benefit from the growth in biofuels. At a Home Grown Cereals Authority (HGCA) conference near York, they were told to grasp every opportunity. Consultant Richard Whitlock

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DA wants ban on use of maize for ethanol lifted

The Democratic Alliance says it believes that the ban on South African maize being sold for ethanol production needs to be lifted. It says this is in light of Grain SA, the body representing most of SA’s maize, wheat and

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