Factors affecting farmers’ willingness to grow alternative biomass feedstocks for biofuels across Kansas

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dc.contributor.author Caldas, Marcellus M.
dc.contributor.author Bergtold, Jason S.
dc.contributor.author Peterson, Jeffrey M.
dc.contributor.author Graves, Russell W.
dc.contributor.author Earnhart, Dietrich
dc.contributor.author Gong, Sheng
dc.contributor.author Lauer, Brian
dc.contributor.author Brown, J. Christopher
dc.date.accessioned 2014-10-21T18:50:55Z
dc.date.available 2014-10-21T18:50:55Z
dc.date.issued 2014-07-01
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/18394
dc.description.abstract Energy conservation has emerged as one of the biggest challenges of the world in the XXI century, and not different from many countries, the US has created plans and policies to stimulate renewable energy alternative. Among the important alternatives for energy conservation is the use of biomass energy. Despite these stimuli production predictions are not confident that production would achieve the planned target for the U.S. Consequently, the predictions raise questions about farmer's willingness to grow bioenergy crops or produce alternative cellulosic feedstocks. In other words, farmers and landholders may not be willing to grow bioenergy crops. With this concerns in mind, the study advances previous research about bioenergy production by evaluating farmer's and landholder's willingness to produce different varieties of biofuel feedstocks. To achieve our goals, we used a mail survey of Kansas farmers conducted from January to April of 2011. The survey contained questions related to how farmers make their land-use decisions covering a wide array of topics. Through this survey, we evaluate the effect of farm characteristics, farm management practices, farmer perceptions (such as risk aversion), physical variables (such as soil, weather, and the availability of water for irrigation) on farmers' willingness to produce value-added feedstocks (e.g., corn stover), dedicated annual bioenergy crops (e.g., energy sorghum), and dedicated perennial bioenergy crops (e.g., switchgrass) for biofuel production in Kansas, though the use of logistic regressions and marginal effects. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.relation.uri http://doi.org/10.1016/j.biombioe.2014.04.009 en_US
dc.rights This Item is protected by copyright and/or related rights. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use. For other uses you need to obtain permission from the rights-holder(s).
dc.rights.uri https://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/
dc.subject Feedstocks en_US
dc.subject Biofuel en_US
dc.subject Farmer's willingness en_US
dc.subject Kansas en_US
dc.subject Crop choice en_US
dc.subject Scenarios en_US
dc.title Factors affecting farmers’ willingness to grow alternative biomass feedstocks for biofuels across Kansas en_US
dc.title.alternative Factors affecting farmers’ willingness to grow alternative biofuel feedstocks across Kansas en_US
dc.type Article (author version) en_US
dc.date.published 2014 en_US
dc.citation.doi 10.1016/j.biombioe.2014.04.009 en_US
dc.citation.epage 231 en_US
dc.citation.jtitle Biomass and Bioenergy en_US
dc.citation.spage 223 en_US
dc.citation.volume 66 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid caldasma en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid bergtold en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid jpeters en_US


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