Agriculture and Energy: Evolving Relationships and Issues


Edgar N. Jenkins (Editor)

Series: Agriculture Issues and Policies, Energy Policies, Politics and Prices
BISAC: TEC003000

Rising energy prices and changing energy and environmental policies have transformed the relationship between the energy and agriculture sectors. Traditionally, the relationship has been one-way, with agriculture using energy products as an input in production. During the past decade, however, the energy sector’s use of agricultural products as renewable-fuel feedstocks has increased substantially.

This book examines both sector and farm-level responses to changing market and policy drivers such as the increased production of biofuel crops and other sources of renewable energy, together with changes in production practices to economize on energy-based inputs like fertilizer. Insight is provided into how farmers have adapted to the changes and new data on the evolving linkages between the energy and agricultural sectors is explored. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Agriculture’s Supply and Demand for Energy and Energy Products
(Jayson Beckman, Allison Borchers, Carol A. Jones, United States Department of Agriculture)

Agriculture-Based Biofuels: Overview and Emerging Issues
(Randy Schnepf, CRS)

The Ethanol Decade: An Expansion of U.S. Corn Production, 2000-09
(Steven Wallander, Roger Claassen, Cynthis Nickerson, United States Department of Agriculture)

Impacts of Higher Energy Prices on Agriculture and Rural Economies
(Ronald Sands, Paul Westcott, United States Department of Agriculture)


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