Jeff Dennis 02/13/2011 @ 10:23am
What happens to the Enogen corn when the market does its job of rationing usage by possibly shutting down ethanol or causing bankruptcy again? Let me guess. Syngenta will send a truck to your farm to get the corn that had a guaranteed market because everyone knows that contracts are never broken with ethanol plants. RIGHT.
whats it worth?
Jeff Dennis 02/13/2011 @ 10:14am
The trait gives the corn an intrinsic value of about a nickel a bushel more. Unless every bushel an ethanol plant received was Enogen corn, it would have to be segregated through the entire process. There would be no incentive for the plant to give the full nickel to the producer obviously. Soooo, if the plant split the difference an gave an extra .025 cents to the farmer on a 160 bu crop, thats 4.00/acre. From what I read its worthless in the food grade market. Would anyone grow IP soybeans for $ 4.00 an acre ? Especially if they were worthless as crusher soys. I dont think so. Once again, huge numbers are thrown around on energy consumption and efficiency knowing that the average reader cannot do the math to put it into perspective.
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