Corn stover: new marketing opportunities, issues

Corn farmers have sold their stover as forage and bedding for livestock for years. But the new cellulosic ethanol plants that are beginning to spring up around the country are creating a new dimension for such sales. Chad Hart talked about some of the pricing aspects for delivering corn stover to ethanol plants during Iowa State University’s Integrated Crop Management Conference in Ames, Iowa. The conference was attended by about 900 crop consultants and agronomists from across Iowa.