The following information is a Web Extra from the pages of Farm Journal. It corresponds with the article "Cash for Cobs,” byJeanne Bernick. You can find the article on page 16 in the Mid-November 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.
U.S. farmers are facing a changing scenario this year. From wet conditions impeding planting in 2020, to now drought concerns creeping in, one analyst thinks weather could be a major market mover in 2021.
As the calving season approaches, an increased understanding of the parturition process is helpful. The more we understand about the physiology of the process, the more likely we are to make sound decisions.
Drought persists across much of the west and has extended into much of the Great Plains, with several states showing the impact of the drought on hay production and supplies and the challenges for cattle producers.