Perennial bioenergy crops in Western Corn Belt may be threatened

| February 25, 2013

In South Dakota, the National Academy of Sciences has published a report on land conversion across the US Western Corn Belt (WCB) that warns about a persistent shift in land use, rather than “short-term variability in crop rotation patterns.” The report indicates that the “benefits of a biofuel industry based on perennial bioenergy crops, rather than corn ethanol and soy biodiesel, may be closing in the WCB.”

See the full report here.

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