At the moment, there seem to be two long-term strategy options that could be pondered. One would be to change the current U.S. dependence on corn as a feed for livestock and prioritize corn to ethanol. With our current knowledge, this approach will more than likely reduce livestock production, increase food prices, and threaten food security. The other approach is to simply link corn prices to animal products. In the current economic environment, dairy producers cannot afford anymore to have a set milk price and a floating feed price.
CNN. Accessed August 9 2012.
Ethanol producer’s magazine. August 3, 2012.
Hendrix, K. S. 2002. Determining a Value For Silage. Department of Animal Sciences. Purdue University. Crops
Mowrey, A. and J. N. Spain. 1999. Results of a Nationwide Survey to Determine Feedstuffs Fed to Lactating Dairy Cows. Journal of Dairy Science. Volume 82, Issue 2 , Pages 445-451, February 1999.
Renewable Fuels Association. Accessed July 2012.