The following information is a Web Extra from the pages of Farm Journal. It corresponds with the article "Catch Those Cobs” by Jeanne Bernick. You can find the article on page 38 in the December 2008 issue.
Farm Journal Exclusive: Harvesting Cobs for Cash
Farm Journal Exclusive: Equipment to Harvest Cobs for Cash
Corn cobs could soon contribute to the nation's fuel supply. Poet is currently expanding its corn ethanol facility in Emmetsburg, Iowa, into one of the world's first cellulosic ethanol plants. Once complete in 2011, Project Liberty, will produce 125 million gallons of ethanol per year, with 25 million gallons coming from corn cobs.
Cattle and hog feeding operations saw their margins remain modestly profitable last week with little movement in cash prices. Both cattle and hog feeding margins are higher than last year at the same time.