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                       USDA Activities in the Area of Biofuels by Topic


Economics
The USDA Office of the Chief Economist has issued many reports, news releases, analysis, policy
statements, and presentations. The Web site includes many relevant documents.

See
http://www.google.com/search?num=100&hl=en&safe=active&q=biofuels+site%3Ausda.gov%2Foce&btn
G=Search

General USDA Web Search:

http://www.google.com/search?num=100&hl=en&safe=active&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla%3Aen-
US%3Aofficial&hs=i4F&q=%28economics+%7C+economic+%7C+financ*+%7C+money+%7C+monetar
y+%7C+development%29+%28biofuel++%7C+bioenergy+%7C+biomass+%7C+biofuels++%7C+biodies
el%29+site%3Ausda.gov&btnG=Search

Articles:

De La Torre, Ugarte, D.G., Walsh, M.E., Shapouri, H., Slinsky, S.P. The economic impacts of bioenergy
crop production on U.S. agriculture. 2003 USDA Agric. Econ. Rpt. No. 816

Perlack, R.D., Wright, L.L., Turhollow, A.F., Graham, R.L., Stokes, B.J., Erbach, D.C. 2005 Biomass as
feedstock for bioenergy and byproducts industry: The technical feasibility of a billion-ton annual supply,
Joint report by USDA & DOE. DOE/GO-102995-2135

News releases:

Economic Feasibility of Ethanol Production from Sugar in the United States:
http://www.fsa.usda.gov/FSA/newsReleases?area=newsroom&subject=landing&topic=pfs&newstype=prfa
ctsheet&type=detail&item=pf_20040801_comop_en_biopr04.html

Economic Analysis:

USDA ERS Biofuels
http://www.ers.usda.gov/Briefing/Bioenergy/

The Future of Biofuels: A Global Perspective
Amber Waves http://www.ers.usda.gov/AmberWaves/November07/Features/Biofuels.htm

Biofuels and the Environment
Articles:

Biofuels to the Invasive Species Fire? (Sep 2006) -
http://weblogs.nal.usda.gov/invasivespecies/archives/2007/02/biofuels_to_the.shtml

PERENNIAL CROPS FOR BIO-FUELS AND CONSERVATION, 2006 -
http://www.usda.gov/oce/forum/2006%20Speeches/PDF%20speech%20docs/Ruark2806.pdf
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Web Searches:

Biofuels and Air
http://www.google.com/search?num=100&hl=en&safe=active&q=biofuels+air+site%3Ausda.gov%2F+&b
tnG=Search

Biofuels and land
http://www.google.com/search?num=100&hl=en&safe=active&q=biofuels+%28earth+%7C+land+%7C+s
oil+%7C+tree+%7C+trees+%7C+forest+%7C+forests%7C+plant+%7C+plants+%29+site%3Ausda.gov%
2F+&btnG=Search

Biofuels and water
http://www.google.com/search?num=100&hl=en&safe=active&q=biofuels+water+site%3Ausda.gov%2F+
&btnG=Search

Biofuels and Water Quality Conference -
http://www.csrees.usda.gov/nea/nre/in_focus/water_if_biofuels.html


Research
ARS
   Strategic Plan
   http://www.ars.usda.gov/aboutus/docs.htm?docid=1766&pf=1&cg_id=0
   Research in Biobased Products & BioEnergy – Research Themes / Programs in
        Biobased Products
        Biofuels
        Energy Crops
   http://www.ars.usda.gov/research/themes/biopande.htm

    Bioenergy and Energy Alternatives - Research Action Plan
    http://www.ars.usda.gov/research/programs/programs.htm?np_code=307&docid=281


ARS Laboratories Engaged in Biofuels Research

Vegetable and Forage Crops Research Laboratory – research priorities
        http://www.ars.usda.gov/Main/docs.htm?docid=10250

Agroecosystem Management Research Research Laboratory
http://www.ars.usda.gov/Aboutus/docs.htm?docid=10570

Fermentation Biotechnology Research Laboratory
  Cost-Effective Bioprocess Technologies for Production of Biofuels from Lignocellulosic Biomass
http://www.ars.usda.gov/research/projects/projects.htm?ACCN_NO=408951

Soil and Water Quality Research Laboratory
  Ecologically-Based Soil Management for Sustainable Agriculture and Resource Conservation -
http://www.ars.usda.gov/research/projects/projects.htm?ACCN_NO=409570&showpars=true&fy=2006

ARS Reports and Publications:

Biofuel Feedstocks in Washington - (Popular Publication) Collins H.P., Boydston, R.A., Fransen, S., Hang
A.N. 2006. Biofuel Feedstocks in Washington. In Sustaining the Pacific Northwest - Food, Farm, &
Natural Resource Systems, Newsletter, CSNAR, Washington State University Extension. Vol 4,3:1-4.


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Growth of switchgrass as biofuel in the Pacific Northwest - (Proceedings/Symposium) Steve Fransen,
Harold P. Collins and Rick A. Boydston. 2006. Growth of switchgrass as biofuel in the Pacific Northwest.
Pp 2-3. Proceedings of the 5th Eastern Native Grass Symposium, Harrisburg, PA October 10-13, 2006.

Comment on "Carbon-Negative Biofuels from Low-Input High-Diversity Grassland Biomass"
http://www.ars.usda.gov/research/publications/publications.htm?seq_no_115=206489

Value-Added Products from Forages and Biomass Energy Crops - Will Biofuels Leave Dairying In The
Dust? -
http://www.ars.usda.gov/research/publications/Publications.htm?seq_no_115=219506

Corn Stover as a Biofuel
http://www.ars.usda.gov/research/publications/publications.htm?SEQ_NO_115=148320

The Potential Use of Kudzu as a Biofuel
http://www.ars.usda.gov/research/publications/publications.htm?seq_no_115=202385

Winter Cover Crop Biomass for Biofuel Production, Implications for Soil Coverage and Profitability
http://www.ars.usda.gov/research/publications/publications.htm?seq_no_115=200597

Impact of Residue Removal for Biofuel Production on Soil - Renewable Energy Assessment Project (Reap)
http://www.ars.usda.gov/research/projects/projects.htm?ACCN_NO=410653
http://www.ars.usda.gov/main/site_main.htm?modecode=53-25-38-00

USDA Global Conference On Agricultural Biofuels: Research And Economics -- International
Perspectives
SESSION A www.ars.usda.gov/meetings/Biofuel2007/files/Intl%20Perspectives%20A-Revised.doc

Research Grants:

CSREES Grants Program - http://genomicsgtl.energy.gov/research/DOEUSDA/index.shtml

CSREES Reports and Publications:

Sept 2006 Report on Biofuels/Bioenergy/ Biobased Products
http://nareeeab.ree.usda.gov/nal_display/index.php?info_center=20&tax_level=2&tax_subject=419&topic_
id=1812&&placement_default=0

Other Reports:

Advisory Committee on Biotechnology & 21st Century Agriculture (AC21) Meeting: September 15-16,
2003 -- Meeting Summary
http://www.usda.gov/agencies/biotech/ac21/meetings/mtg_sept03/mtgsummary_sept03.html


Farm Loan Programs
Farm Services Agency
        October 2006 Fact Sheet
        http://www.fsa.usda.gov/FSA/printapp?fileName=pf_20061026_insup_en_benint06.html&newsT
        ype=prfactsheet
        http://www.fsa.usda.gov/FSA/newsReleases?area=newsroom&subject=landing&topic=pfs&newst
        ype=prfactsheet&type=detail&item=pf_20040801_comop_en_biopr04.html
        http://www.fsa.usda.gov/FSA/printapp?fileName=pf_20040801_comop_en_biopr04.html&newsT
        ype=prfactsheet

Trade
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A search of the Foreign Agriculture Service Web site for ethanol produced a list of many documents; most
of which are in PDF, Word, or even PowerPoint formats. Many relate to trade issues regarding ethanol.
Included in the list is a PowerPoint, “The Value Added Benefits and Economic Impacts of Biofuel …” and
other interesting reports.

See http://www.fas.usda.gov/search.asp?sort=date%3AD%3AL%3Ad1&output=xml_no_dtd&ie=UTF-
8&mode=simple&client=usda&num=10&site=FAS_MAIN&q=ethanol


Analysis:

FAS Biofuels Trade Analysis http://www.fas.usda.gov/cmp/biofuels/biofuels.asp

Partnerships – International focus:

Google: http://www.google.com/search?num=100&hl=en&safe=active&client=firefox-
a&rls=org.mozilla%3Aen-
US%3Aofficial&hs=Pla&q=%28international+partnership%3F%29+%28biofuel++%7C+bioenergy+%7C
+biomass+%7C+biofuels++%7C+biodiesel%29+site%3Ausda.gov&btnG=Search

Google: http://www.google.com/search?num=100&hl=en&safe=active&client=firefox-
a&rls=org.mozilla%3Aen-
US%3Aofficial&hs=Oma&q=%28international+development%3F%29+%28biofuel++%7C+bioenergy+%
7C+biomass+%7C+biofuels++%7C+biodiesel%29+site%3Ausda.gov&btnG=Search


Web Searches by Agency
AMS
Google:
http://www.google.com/search?num=100&hl=en&safe=active&q=biofuels+site%3Aams.usda.gov%2F&bt
nG=Search

APHIS

Ask:
http://www.ask.com/web?qsrc=167&o=0&l=dir&q=biofuels+usda+site%3Aaphis.usda.gov&search=search
Google:http://www.google.com/search?num=100&hl=en&safe=active&q=biofuels+site%3Aaphis.usda.go
v%2F&btnG=Search

ARS Research
Ask:
http://www.ask.com/web?qsrc=167&o=0&l=dir&q=biofuels+usda+site%3Aars.usda.gov&search=search

Google:http://www.google.com/search?num=100&hl=en&safe=active&q=biofuels+site%3Aars.usda.gov&
btnG=Search

CSREES Research

Ask:
http://www.ask.com/web?qsrc=2352&o=0&l=dir&q=biofuels+usda+site%3Acsrees.usda.gov&search=sear
ch

Exalead: http://www.exalead.com/search/results?q=biofuels++site%3Acsrees.usda.gov+&x=0&y=0



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Google:
http://www.google.com/search?num=100&hl=en&safe=active&q=biofuels+site%3Acsrees.usda.gov&btnG
=Search

ERS
Ask:
http://www.ask.com/web?qsrc=167&o=0&l=dir&q=biofuels+usda+site%3Aers.usda.gov&search=search
Google:
http://www.google.com/search?num=100&hl=en&safe=active&q=biofuels+site%3Aers.usda.gov%2F&btn
G=Search

FAS
Google:
http://www.google.com/search?num=100&hl=en&safe=active&q=biofuels+site%3Afas.usda.gov%2F+&bt
nG=Search

FS
Ask:
http://www.ask.com/web?qsrc=167&o=0&l=dir&q=biofuels+usda+site%3Afs.usda.gov&search=search
Google:
http://www.google.com/search?num=100&hl=en&safe=active&q=biofuels+site%3Afs.usda.gov&btnG=Se
arch

FSA
Ask:
http://www.ask.com/web?qsrc=167&o=0&l=dir&q=biofuels+usda+site%3Afas.usda.gov&search=search
Google:
http://www.google.com/search?num=100&hl=en&safe=active&q=biofuels+site%3Afsa.usda.gov%2F&btn
G=Search

NASS
Ask: No Results
Google:
http://www.google.com/search?num=100&hl=en&safe=active&q=biofuels+site%3Anass.usda.gov%2F+&
btnG=Search

NRCS
Ask:
http://www.ask.com/web?qsrc=167&o=0&l=dir&q=biofuels+usda+site%3Anrcs.usda.gov&search=search
Exalead: http://www.exalead.com/search/results?q=biofuels++site%3Anrcs.usda.gov+&x=0&y=0
Google:
http://www.google.com/search?num=100&hl=en&safe=active&q=biofuels+site%3Anrcs.usda.gov&btnG=
Search

Office of Chief Economist
Google:
http://www.google.com/search?num=100&hl=en&safe=active&q=biofuels+site%3Ausda.gov%2Foce&btn
G=Search

OCFO
Google:
http://www.google.com/search?num=100&hl=en&safe=active&q=biofuels+site%3Ausda.gov%2Focfo%2
F&btnG=Search




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Rural Development
Ask:
http://www.ask.com/web?qsrc=167&o=0&l=dir&q=biofuels+usda+site%3Arurdev.usda.gov&search=searc
h
Exalead: http://www.exalead.com/search/results?q=biofuels++site%3Arurdev.usda.gov+&x=0&y=0

Google:
http://www.google.com/search?num=100&hl=en&safe=active&q=biofuels+site%3Arurdev.usda.gov%2F+
&btnG=Search

RMA
Ask:
http://www.ask.com/web?qsrc=167&o=0&l=dir&q=biofuels+usda+site%3Arma.usda.gov&search=search
Google:
http://www.google.com/search?num=100&hl=en&safe=active&q=biofuels+site%3Arma.usda.gov%2F+&
btnG=Search

Food Security
Ask:
http://www.ask.com/web?qsrc=167&o=0&l=dir&q=%28%28food+security+%29+%28biofuel+%7C+bioe
nergy+%7C+biomass+%7C+biofuels+%7C+biodiesel%29%29+site%3Ausda.gov&search=search
Google: http://www.google.com/search?num=100&hl=en&safe=active&client=firefox-
a&rls=org.mozilla%3Aen-
US%3Aofficial&hs=5na&q=%28%28food+security+%29%29+%28biofuel++%7C+bioenergy+%7C+bio
mass+%7C+biofuels++%7C+biodiesel%29+site%3Ausda.gov&btnG=Search

Sustainability
General Web Search:

Exalead: http://www.exalead.com/search/results?q=sustainable+biofuels++site%3Ausda.gov&x=0&y=0
Google: http://www.google.com/search?num=100&hl=en&safe=active&client=firefox-
a&rls=org.mozilla%3Aen-
US%3Aofficial&hs=nja&q=%28sustainable+%7C+livable+%7C+viable+%29+%28biofuel++%7C+bioene
rgy+%7C+biomass+%7C+biofuels++%7C+biodiesel%29+site%3Ausda.gov&btnG=Search

Conference Proceedings:

USDA Global Conference on Agricultural Biofuels: Research and Economics - Biofuels: Challenges and
Opportunities Ahead http://www.ars.usda.gov/meetings/Biofuel2007/presentations/index.htm

        Sustainable Production & Environmental Considerations Technical challenges of biofuel crops to
        enhance their sustainability Moderator: Dr. Robert P. Elde, Dean, College of Biological
        Sciences, University of Minnesota

                 Making Crop Residues a Sustainable Feedstock for Biofuel Production, Dr. Wallace
                 Wilhelm, Plant Physiologist, USDA-ARS and Director of the Renewable Energy
                 Assessment Project

                 Sustainability of Biomass Production in Context, Dr. David I. Bransby, Professor, Energy
                 Crops and Bioenergy, Auburn University, Alabama

                 Ethanol Production and Water Quality, Dr. Thomas W. Simpson, Professor, University of
                 Maryland


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                 Biofuels from Perennial Prairie Plant Polycultures and the Ecosystem Services they
                 Provide, Dr. Jason Hill, Research Associate, University of Minnesota

                 Biofuel Climatic Risks Zoning in Brazil, Dr. Eduardo Assad, Agroclimatologist,
                 Embrapa, Brazil

General Resources
BIOENERGY and BIOFUELS BIBLIOGRAPHY
January 2002 to December 2003 http://www.nal.usda.gov/ttic/biofuels/biobib.html

 BIOENERGY AND BIOFUELS
http://afsic.nal.usda.gov/nal_display/index.php?info_center=2&tax_level=2&tax_subject=281&topic_id=1
365

BIOFUELS FROM AN INFORMATION PERSPECTIVE
www.nal.usda.gov/downloads/Chicago/Chicago.ppt

BIOFUELS WEB SITE GENERAL SEARCH
http://www.google.com/search?q=biofuels+site:usda.gov&hl=en&client=firefox-
a&channel=s&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&start=100&sa=N

Domestic Renewables program
        Ambassador Reno Harnish
        Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and
        Scientific Affairs

        USDA Global Conference on Agricultural Biofuels
        Minneapolis, Minnesota
        August, 21, 2007




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