Abstract

Recent interest in biofuels as an alternative energy source has spurred considerable changes in agricultural practice worldwide. These changes will be more pronounced as second-generation biofuels, such as switch grass, gain prominence; this article examines the cultural factors associated with the decisions U.S. farmers face in targeting crops for fuel production instead of food. Through an interdisciplinary assessment of the dynamics of farmers' behavior, developed herein is a theoretical framework to analyze how farmers grapple with shifting expectations of their function.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1543-3404
Print ISSN
1542-0132
Pages
pp. 287-302
Launched on MUSE
2010-07-10
Open Access
No
Archive Status
Ceased Publication
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