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Business Infrastructure Development

D.  Business Infrastructure Development

       Training modules on harvesting and planting machinery sanitation and safety will be developed for the USDA-APHIS inspector training program. 

       Marketable products from one or more specialty food grade protein corn products, estimate a range of potential returns for the products in the value chain, and the economic benefits of pretreating corn kernels for specialty food grade protein extraction prior to the dry grind corn process at various corn and ethanol price levels. 

 

Objectives for FY 06

 

1.      Identify the marketable products from a non-food protein corn product located in the germ and estimate a range of potential returns for the products in the value chain.

2.      Identify and evaluate the economic benefits of degerming kernels for non-food protein extraction prior to the dry grind ethanol process at various corn and ethanol price levels.

3.      Evaluate feasible premium levels for the non-food protein corn product value chains identified in objective 1.

4.      Evaluate the economic benefit to producers of the non-food grade protein corn products at feasible premium and yield levels.

5.      Develop and distribute a corn channeling informational poster to all grain collection facilities in nine states.  This is a continuation of a project that has been conducted the past three years with funding from a consortium of seed companies.

 

Expected Outputs

 

·        A working paper that describes and evaluates the value chain for non-food protein corn products located in the germ.

·        Analytical data and tools to assist in evaluating the financial viability of using dry grind as part of the non-food protein corn processing value chain.

·        A corn channeling informational poster and distribute it to all grain collection facilities in nine states.  The project will be funded by Dow AgroSciences LLC, Monsanto Company, and Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.

 

Analytical Tools for Production of Non-Food Protein Corn

Roger Ginder, Corinne Langinier, Darren Jarboe, and Lawrence Johnson