Eric Durban http://kcur.org en Biomass Or Bust: Kansas Ethanol Plant Seeks Higher Ground http://kcur.org/post/biomass-or-bust-kansas-ethanol-plant-seeks-higher-ground <p>Drive by a field that’s ready for biomass harvest and you’ll think you’re too late. The grain is gone and it’s just broken stalks and leaves everywhere.</p> Wed, 08 Feb 2012 16:07:43 +0000 Eric Durban 12158 at http://kcur.org Biomass Or Bust: Kansas Ethanol Plant Seeks Higher Ground Surprise! Corn Stocks Are Up http://kcur.org/post/surprise-corn-stocks-are <p style="font-size: 1.2em; line-height: 1.7em; margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 1.1em; margin-left: 0px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: -webkit-auto; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); ">The U.S. Tue, 17 Jan 2012 18:59:15 +0000 Eric Durban 10940 at http://kcur.org Surprise! Corn Stocks Are Up Higher Supply Forecast For Corn Stocks http://kcur.org/post/higher-supply-forecast-corn-stocks Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>Let's report next on the food supply in this country. With so many Americans out of work, people feel the change in prices at the grocery store. So it's at least a potential relief to learn what the U.S. Department of Agriculture reported about the nation's crop supply the other day. The supply of corn, used in many kinds of food and fuel, is not as tight as expected, so the price of corn quickly fell 50 cents a bushel. Tue, 17 Jan 2012 09:00:00 +0000 Eric Durban 10915 at http://kcur.org After MF Global Crisis, Farmers May Hedge On Hedging http://kcur.org/post/after-mf-global-crisis-farmers-may-hedge-hedging <div class="article-body"><p>Hedging by way of the commodities market often comes in mighty handy for many of the nation&rsquo;s farmers.</p><p>But in the aftermath of derivatives trader MF Global&rsquo;s recent bankruptcy &mdash;in which $1.2 billion in customer funds, much of it from Midwest farmers, went missing &mdash; some observers are questioning whether farmers and other investors might reconsider their options.</p> Thu, 05 Jan 2012 15:21:51 +0000 Jeremy Bernfeld & Eric Durban 10238 at http://kcur.org After MF Global Crisis, Farmers May Hedge On Hedging Fracking's New Angle In Kansas http://kcur.org/post/frackings-new-angle-kansas <p style="font-size: 1.2em; line-height: 1.7em; margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 1.1em; margin-left: 0px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: -webkit-auto; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); ">After finding success and controversy in other states, horizontal fracking is bringi Tue, 27 Dec 2011 15:51:32 +0000 Eric Durban 9718 at http://kcur.org Fracking's New Angle In Kansas All Eyes On NBAF Construction, Just No Cameras http://kcur.org/post/all-eyes-nbaf-construction-just-no-cameras <p>The dirt&rsquo;s far from settled at the construction site of the new home for the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility&mdash; or NBAF &mdash; in Manhattan, Kan.</p><p> Wed, 17 Aug 2011 17:00:00 +0000 Eric Durban 11443 at http://kcur.org