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  • Cara Randolph United States, CO, Cortez

    Interests: Beef, Organic Row Crops, Marketing, Goats

    Cara Randolph United States, CO, Cortez

    Business Title: FarmAndRancher.com
    Job Title: CEO
    About: CEO of FarmAndRancher.com. Farmer, Rancher, High Altitude Black Angus in SW Colorado, Organic Farmer, Wife of Ag/Livestock, Auctioneer
    Interests: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Vegetables, Rice, Canola, Sorghum, Beef, Dairy, Poultry, Swine, Cover Crops, Ag Policy, Precision Agriculture, Organic Row Crops, Irrigation, Timber, Marketing, Agribusiness, Hemp, Goats, Social

  • Cara Randolph United States, CO, Cortez

    Interests: Beef, Organic Row Crops, Marketing, Goats

    Cara Randolph United States, CO, Cortez

    Business Title: FarmAndRancher.com
    Job Title: CEO
    About: CEO of FarmAndRancher.com. Farmer, Rancher, High Altitude Black Angus in SW Colorado, Organic Farmer, Wife of Ag/Livestock, Auctioneer
    Interests: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Vegetables, Rice, Canola, Sorghum, Beef, Dairy, Poultry, Swine, Cover Crops, Ag Policy, Precision Agriculture, Organic Row Crops, Irrigation, Timber, Marketing, Agribusiness, Hemp, Goats, Social

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  • The Role of Small-Scale Biofuel Production in Brazil: Lessons for Developing Countries

    Authors: Arielle Muniz Kubota, João Guilherme Dal Belo Leite, Marcos Watanabe, Otávio Cavalett, Manoel Regis Lima Verde Leal and Luis Cortez

    Journal: Agriculture 2017, 7(7), 61; doi:10.3390/agriculture7070061

    Publisher: MDPI AG

    Small-scale biofuel initiatives to produce sugarcane ethanol are claimed to be a sustainable opportunity for ethanol supply, particularly for regions with price-restricted or no access to modern biofuels, such as communities located far from the large ethanol production centers in Brazil and family-farm communities in Sub-Saharan Africa, respectively. However, smallholders often struggle to achieve economic sustainability with ethanol microdistilleries. The aim of this paper is to provide an assessment of the challenges faced by small-scale bioenergy initiatives and discuss the conditions that would potentially make these initiatives economically feasible. Ethanol microdistilleries were assessed through a critical discussion of existent models and through an economic analysis of different sugarcane ethanol production models. The technical-economic analysis showed that the lack of competitiveness against large-scale ethanol distillery, largely due to both low crop productivity and process efficiency, makes it unlikely that small-scale distilleries can compete in the national/international ethanol market without governmental policies and subsidies. Nevertheless, small-scale projects intended for local supply and integrated food–fuel systems seem to be an interesting alternative that can potentially make ethanol production in small farms viable as well as increase food security and project sustainability particularly for local communities in developing countries.

    Illustration Photo: Harvesting sugar cane in Brazil (credits: Shell / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0))

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    Posted By Rodney Michael
    Jul 13 

    Online farmers market... another way to sell your veggies.

    https://www.durangoherald.com/articles/southwest-food-co-op-sees-success-through-virtual-farmers-market/

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