Skip to comments.Turning Soybeans Into Diesel Fuel Is Costing Us Billions
Posted on 01/17/2018 2:17:34 PM PST by Governor Dinwiddie
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“How many soybean farmers use bio diesel in their farm machinery? My bet next to none as bio diesel has a tendency to get during cold weather typical during harvest season.”
I live in the $9500.00 per acre corn and soybean center of this country. If I was three feet to my left I could see the lights of Moline Illinois, home of John Deere from my window, and you are correct.
Bravo, FRiend !
Allowing and mandating are not the same. Subsidizing and mandating together are not a free market
“Only a part of the whole bean or corn kernel is converted to fuel, the rest is perfectly consumable AS FOOD, either by humans or by livestock”
Then stop subsidizing it and mandating it. If the market supports it, it will survive on its’ merits
If your food never ate another soybean in its life, it wouldn’t starve. Neither would you.
We have a big surplus of corn and soybeans now.
I am not a supporter of either subsidizing or mandating. My sole point in commenting is to point out that biofuel cultivation does not decrease available food grain, but increases it. To make such an argument is simply incorrect.
“We have a big surplus of corn and soybeans now.”
Wheat also. Russia has become the world’s largest exporter of wheat. At the end of the Soviet Union, the population had the option to privatize the collective farms. Seven percent did. This 7% now produces 40% of the Russian agriculture products. Venezuela, Zimbabwe and North Korea are now pretty much the only locations in the world not food self sustaining.
Downright stupid, wasteful and corporate welfare.
Its incredible to see Russia exporting wheat after the many decades of imports.
South America has really ramped up food production as well.
Then we need to eat more tofu and grits....................
I would bet everyone you know eats soybeans.
Unless you buy nothing but fruits and vegetables and unprocessed meats I guarantee you eat soybeans.
Well, if they used Hawaiian gov workers as a control group, I can see how they could come to that conclusion...............
Biofuel cultivation without subsidies and mandates wouldn’t exist exist is my point
I talked to someone from the USAF who showed me a beaker of fuel made from grass.
I understood your point the first time. And your point is irrelevant to MY point, which is to correct the common error of saying that food-grain based biofuel decreases our overall food supply. It does not.
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