Summit Notebook

Audio – Why farmers like corn better than soybeans

January 17, 2007

soy.jpgVerasun Chairman and CEO Don Endres says he doesn’t see soybeans taking the lead from corn in production of biofuel, despite the high prices of corn.

Audio – Pay a penny more for corn flakes? “Big deal.”

January 16, 2007

corn.jpgDemand for corn-based fuel, such as ethanol, might increase corn prices — but there would not be a significant hit to┬áthe consumer, says Iowa Renewable Fuels Association President Monte Shaw.

Audio – Biodiesel futures 3-5 years away?

January 16, 2007

cbot.jpgA Chicago Board of Trade official said on Tuesday he would expect that biodiesel could have its own futures contract in 3-5 years.