November 16, 2007

Paying farmers to save the ecosystem

Not many kids say they want to be a farmer when they grow up but that could soon change.

Farmers are now reaping the benefits of high wheat, oilseeds, corn and other ag-based products prices as well as profits from government incentives. "It's great to be a farmer these days!", as one US industry official remarked in a recent oleochemical conference that I attended.

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