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Biofuels, Food and Feed Tradeoffs - Presentations

A conference organized by Farm Foundation, USDA Rural Development
and USDA Office of Energy Policy and New Uses

Thursday, April 12
Biofuels, Food & Feed–An Overview
Moderator: Sara Wyant, Agri-Pulse Communications

A Status Report on the Biofuels Industry
 Keith Collins, USDA Office of the Chief Economist

USDA/DOE Biomass R & D Action Plan
 James Fischer, USDA Research Education & Economics

Economic Consequences of Biofuels Expansion
 Dan Kowalski, LECG, LLC

Biofuels Policy Alternatives for the Future
 Wallace Tyner, Purdue University

U.S. Analysis of Biofuels, Food and Feed
Moderator: Roger Conway, USDA Office of Energy Policy and New Uses

Food, Bioenergy and Trade: Economy-Wide Assessment of Renewable Fuel Substitution
 Mark Gehlhar, USDA Economic Research Service

U.S. Biofuels Analysis Under Uncertainty
 Seth Meyer, University of Missouri

University of Tennessee Modeling System with a Focus on the 25X’25 Analysis
 Daniel G. De La Torre Ugarte & Burton English, University of Tennessee

Effects of an Oil Price Floor or a Variable Ethanol Subsidy on U.S. Agriculture
 Henry Bryant, Texas A&M University

Moderator, Walter Armbruster, Farm Foundation

Practical Issues of Bio-Energy Policy Implementation
Tom Dorr, USDA Rural Development

Breakout Sessions
Session A - Feedstocks and Land Use
Moderator: Bill Whitacre, J.R. Simplot

• Food, Feed, Fuel & Fiber: Meeting the Challenge for Increased Grain Production
 Russ Sanders & LeAnne Philips, Pioneer Hi-Bred International

• Impact of Biofuel Production on Crop Production in the Southern Plains
 Phil Kenkel & Holly Regan, Oklahoma State University

• Mitigating Fuel and Feed Effects of Increased Ethanol Production Utiziling Sugarcane
 Luis Ribera, Joe Outlaw, James Richardson & Jorge Da Silva, Texas A&M University

• Fueling the Future of Food, Feed and Fuel Through Innovations in Crop Sciences
B.J. Calabotta & M. Edgerton, Monsanto

Session B - Environmental Benefits & Externalities
Moderator: Mary Ledman, Keough Ledman & Associates

• Corn Ethanol Production Versus Environmental Remedies
 Clay Ogg, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

• Using Stated Preferences to Estimate the Environmental
Benefits of Using Biodiesel Fuel in Diesel Engines
 P. Wilner Jeanty & Fred Hitzhusen, Ohio State University

• Killing Two Birds with One Stone: The United States and the European Union Biofuel Program
 Jean-Marc Bourgeon & David Treguer, French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA)

• Ethanol Subsidies - Who Gets the Benefits?
 Farzad Taheripour & Wallace Tyner, Purdue University

Session C: Biomass & the Outlook for the Farm Sector

Moderator: Richard Hahn, Farmers National Co. (retired)

• Local Biomass Feedstocks Availability for Fueling Ethanol Production
 Evert Van der Sluis, Richard Shane & Larry Stearns, South Dakota State University

• Assessment of Two Alternative Switchgrass Harvest and Transport Methods
 Michael Popp & Robert Hogan Jr., University of Arkansas

• Agriculture as a Source of Fuel - Prospects and Impacts 2007 to 2017
 John N. Ferris & Satish V. Joshi, Michigan State University

• Impacts of the European Biofuel Policy on the Farm Sector: A General Equilibrium Assessment
 Alexandre Gohin, French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA)

Session D: Renewable Fuel Impacts on Feed Availability & Coproduct Use
Moderator: Jay Armstrong, Armstrong Farms

• Biofuel Production Based on Dairy Consumption of DDGS and Soybean Meal in Wisconsin
 Jennifer L. Hermans, Douglas J. Reinemann, Louis E. Armentano, T. Randall Fortenbery
& Michel A. Wattiaux,
GDS Associates Inc.

• Impact of Feed Cost Prices on U.S. Poultry Production: Implications of Increased Ethanol Production
 Andrew Muhammad, Andrew Whittington & John Anderson, Mississippi State University

• Interaction Between Ethanol and Cattle Feeding: Economics and Issues
 David Anderson, Erin Daley & Joe Outlaw, Texas A&M University

• Corn Processing Coproducts From Ethanol Production
 Kent Rausch & Mike Tumbleson, University of Illinois

April 13
Global Analysis of BioEnergy, Food & Feed
Moderator: Erik Dohlman, USDA Economic Research Service

Global Dimensions in the Tradeoffs Between Biofuels, Food & Feed
 John Beghin, Iowa State University

Prospects for the Production of Biofuels in the European Union
 Florence Jacquet, French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA)

Global Aspects of USDA Baseline Analysis of Biofuels
 Ron Trostle, USDA Economic Research Service

10:20 a.m. Biofuels, Food & Feed–The Next Five Years
Moderator: Mark Scholl, ENTIRA Inc.

A Petroleum Industry Perspective
 John C. Felmy, American Petroleum Institute

Perspectives from Agriculture
Ken & Becky Doyle, Hickory Grove Pork Farm
 Rick Tolman, National Corn Growers Association

What We Know and What We Need to Know
 Wallace Tyner, Purdue University






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