Conference to examine future impact of biofuels industry on food and
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[March 29, 2007]
OAK BROOK -- The economic impacts of a growing
biofuels industry on domestic food and feed supplies will be
addressed at an April 12-13 conference, "Biofuels, Food and Feed
Tradeoffs," at the Marriott St. Louis Airport Hotel.
The conference program reflects the diversity of issues
surrounding the dynamic industry of biofuels, including:
and alternatives for the future.
How the industry
may develop and its impacts on food and feed supplies.
perspectives of the industry.
A look ahead at
the next five to 10 years.
"Growth of an evolving industry often has consequences in
other sectors. Biofuels are no exception. This conference
examines the big picture of the industry's future, as well as
its current and potential impacts," says Steve Halbrook, vice
president of Farm Foundation. "Our goal is help public and
private decision-makers gain a broader understanding of the
potential scenarios for the future."
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Farm Foundation is organizing the conference in collaboration
with USDA Rural Development and USDA's Office of Energy Policy and
New Uses. This conference is targeted to agribusiness leaders,
representatives of bioenergy and petroleum industries, community and
government leaders, researchers, academics, and farmers and
Conference registration is $200. Program, registration and hotel
details are available
online from the Farm Foundation.
For more information, contact:
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