Adding Value the Minnesota Farmers' Way
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Aparna Bhasin, a senior at Macalester College in St. Paul and an undergraduate research fellow at Minnesota 2020, examines farm investments in ethanol plants to gauge the economic impact of farm cooperatives in creating markets and adding value to farm commodities. In short, her research shows enormous payback from these farm investments.
Minnesota 2020 Fellow, Lee Egerstrom wrote a two part series as an introduction to Bhasin's report:
Aparna Bhasin's report: Adding Value the Minnesota Farmers' Way
The series continues with Part 3: Clash of Interests Hits Ethanol