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References

June 16, 2008

Biofuels and Bad Weather: References

1 Press Call hosted by EWG. Mulchblog. May 29, 2008 http://mulchblog.com

2 Glauber, Joseph. “Prospects for the U.S. Farm Economy in 2008.” U.S. Department of Agriculture, 2008 Agricultural Outlook Forum. February 21, 2008. http://www.usda.gov/oce/forum/speeches.htm

3 Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in Andrew Martin, “Backlash grows over use of biofuels as food prices climb.” New York Times. April 15, 2008.

http://iht.nytimes.com/articles/2008/04/15/business/food.php?scp=1&sq=
Backlash%20grows%20over%20use%20of%20biofuels%20as%20food%20prices%20
climb&st=cse

4 von Braun, Joachim. “The World Food Situation: New Driving Forces and Required Actions.” International Food Policy Research Institute. December 2007. http://www.ifpri.org/pubs/fpr/pr18all.asp

5 US Department of Agriculture Annual Prospective Plantings and Grain Stocks Reports. March 31, 2008.

6 Illinois State Climatologist Office. Third wettest January-April on record for Illinois. May 2, 2008. http://www.sws.uiuc.edu/atmos/statecli/Events/April2008/index.htm

7 Illinois State Climatologist Office. Wettest February Ends Third Wettest Winter. March 4, 2008. http://www.sws.uiuc.edu/hilites/press/080304wetfeb.asp

8 U.S. Geological Survey. Highest Flood Recorded on Lower Mississippi River Since 1973. Released: 5/1/2008 2:09:19 PM http://www.usgs.gov/newsroom/article.asp?ID=1926

9 Jeff Wilson. Bloomberg. Corn Rises to Record, Soybeans Gain as Floods Hurt U.S. Crops. June 9, 2008. http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601110&sid=abUVtsSXorFU

10 USDA. NASS. Crop Production. June 10, 2008.

11 Register Staff. Des Moines Register. Downtown DM residents should be ready to go, official says. June 11, 2008.

http://www.desmoinesregister.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080611/NEWS/80611002

12 Jeff Wilson. Bloomberg. Corn Rises to Record, Soybeans Gain as Floods Hurt U.S. Crops. June 9, 2008.

13 Jeff Wilson. Bloomberg. Corn Rises to Record, Soybeans Gain as Floods Hurt U.S. Crops. June 9, 2008.

14 USDA. NASS. Crop Progress Report. June 9, 2008.

15 Jerry Perkins. Altoona Herald. 'Miracle' needed for good yields from wet fields. June 10, 2008.

http://www.altoonaherald.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080610/BUSINESS01/806100382/-1/CONTACTS02

16 Jim Angel, state climatologist for Illinois. Third wettest January-May on record for Illinois. June 9, 2008.

17 David Mercer. Associated Press. Wet Weather starting to cut into Illinois corn. June 11, 2008. http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-ap-il-illinoisflooding-,0,3847314.story.

18 Henry Jackson. Associated Press. Flooded fields leads to worries about corn crop. June 6, 2008. Flooded fields leads to worries about corn crop. http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-ap-ia-corncrop-rain,0,6229514.story

19 USDA. NASS. Crop Progress Report. June 9, 2008.

20 Tim Landis. Gatehouse News Service. Flooding could cut yields in half in some areas. June 11, 2008. http://www.pjstar.com/business_news/x816776884/Flooding-a-two-edged-sword-for-farmers.

21 Robert Pore. The Grand Island Independent. Bad Weather takes toll on area crops; FSA director assesses damage. June 11, 2008. http://www.wickedlocal.com/ne-grandisland/news/x379965933/Bad-weather-takes-toll-on-area-crops-FSA-director-assesses-damage.

22 Pro Farm Editors. AgWeb. June 10, 2008. State Corn/Soybeans Weather Reports. (http://www.agweb.com/get_article.aspx?src=fssoy&pageid=143517)

23 USDA. NASS. Crop Progress Report. June 9, 2008.

24 Alan Bjerga, US Corn Crop May Drop 10% as Yields Fall, USDA Says. Bloomberg News. June 10.

25 US Department of Agriculture Annual Prospective Plantings and Grain Stocks Reports. March 31, 2008.

26 Press Call hosted by EWG. Mulchblog. May 29, 2008 http://mulchblog.com

27 Drimmer, Gary. “La Nina Threatens to Hurt Global 2008 Wheat, Corn and Soybean Crops,” Nov 20, 2007. Gerson Lehrman Group. http://www.glgroup.com/News/La-Nina-Threatens-to-Hurt-Global-2008-Wheat-Corn-and-Soybean-Crops19245.html?obj=Search&Keyword=soybean

28 Dr. Elwynn Taylor, Iowa State University Climatologist, personal communication, June 13, 2008.

29 Dr. Al Dutcher, University of Nebraska State Climatologist, personal communication, April 1, 2008.

30 Hoskins, Tim. “Iowa agriculture producers remain national leaders in corn and soybean production.” Tristate Neighbor. Feb 13, 2008. http://www.tristateneighbor.com/articles/2008/02/13/tri_state_news/production_news/news17.txt)

31 Swanson, Michael. Wells Fargo Vice President in Jerry Hirsh. “Corn is King.” L.A. Times. Mar 2, 2008.

Darin Newsom, DTN in Jerry Hirsh. “Corn is King.” L.A. Times. Mar 2, 2008.

32 U.S. Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service.

McPhail, Lihong Lu, and Bruce A. Babcock. Ethanol, Mandates, and Drought: Insights From a Stochatic Equlitbrim Model of the U.S. Corn Market. Center for Agricultural and Rural Development Iowa State University. Mar 2008.

33 U.S. Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service.

34 McPhail, Lihong Lu, and Bruce A. Babcock. Ethanol, Mandates, and Drought: Insights From a Stochatic Equlitbrim Model of the U.S. Corn Market. Center for Agricultural and Rural Development Iowa State University. Mar 2008.