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AgDM Newsletter
July 2008

A new electronic newsletter focusing on Renewable Energy is available from Iowa State University. This monthly newsletter addresses economic and business issues associated with a wide range of renewable energy topics. It focuses mainly on biofuels but also includes wind, solar, and other renewable energy sources.

Examples of renewable energy issues addressed by the newsletter include:

  • Industry and Price Trends
  • Current Media Issues (e.g. food vs. fuel debate)
  • New Technologies
  • Alternative Feedstocks
  • Profitability
  • Policy Developments
  • Other topics of interest

The newsletter originates from the Ag Marketing Resource Center ( Funded in part by USDA, AgMRC is an electronic, national resource for producers interested in value-added agriculture located at Iowa State University. The Web site section designated for Renewable Energy ( provides a wide array of information.

The information and analysis contained in the newsletter is provided by the following individuals.

  • Don Hofstrand, Co-director of AgMRC
  • Bob Wisner, Retired Professor of Economics,
  • Ann Johanns, Extension Program Specialist
  • Mike Boland, Ag. Economist (Kansas State University).
  • Guest authors (university and industry)

This newsletter provides unique perspectives on renewable fuels. The first issue of the newsletter is available at To subscribe to this free newsletter, e-mail


Don Hofstrand, retired extension value added agriculture specialist,