The Perspectives on Present and Future Corn-Based Ethanol Industry webcast was presented by Iowa State University (ISU) Extension on Monday, November 13. An archive of the program is available at http://www.extension.iastate.edu/webcast/archive.htm.
Seven Iowa State University economists presented economic information on several aspects of the industry during the 3-hour, 15-minute program. Links to papers offering additional information on each topic and the PowerPoint each presenter used are available at http://www.extension.iastate.edu/ag/ethanol.html.
- Demand Drivers for Ethanol and Outlook for Prices by John Miranowski, professor of economics.
- Situation and Outlook for the Ethanol Industry by Paul Gallagher, associate professor of economics. Impacts of Iowa's Rapid Expansion in Corn-based Ethanol Production on Crop Acreage Needs, Grain Prices, Basis Behavior and Distillers Grain Supplies by Robert Wisner, professor of economics and extension economist.
- A Firm Level of Perspective on Ethanol Expansion by Robert Jolly, professor of economics and extension economist.
- The Long-Run Impact of Corn-Based Ethanol on the Grain, Oilseed, and Livestock Sectors: A Preliminary Assessment by Amani El Obeid, associate scientist, Center for Agricultural and Rural Development.
- Expansion in the Ethanol Industry and Its Effects on the Livestock Industry by John Lawrence, professor of economics and director, Iowa Beef Center.
- Potential Infrastructure Constraints on Ethanol Production in Iowa by Roger Ginder, professor of economics and extension economist.
Numerous questions were submitted for the questions and answers portion of the show. The questions not answered on the program will be answered by the presenters and made available on the Web.