I am wonder ing what effect that rise will be to raising livestock as we know it. I look for corn to be grown further North, South and West than its ever been grown thereby supplimenting and shortening the yield of those crops normally grown. I mean, corn CAN be grown here in NE Okla, but all ranchers that grow anything here grow wheat and turn the cows out on it, and if the field is in any condition for thrashing, then theyll sometimes do that, sometimes bale it. OK, so more corn is going to be grown, but its going to be put into the gas tank, which will make any that is available for feeding to cost as much as the refineries are going to pay for it. It seems that that will make hog raising as a part of farming not viable even to those who raise their own corn, as theyll make as much and probably more by just selling the corn direct. I think that grassland fed cows will be the major way of feeding cows with little grain fed. BUT, some grasses also can be made into gas, and so the same thing takes place with the cost of hay, which is $50 and more a big bale here already. And people cant even find enough of it at that price. Will that drive livestock raising down to just what a farmer needs for his immeadiate needs? If so, then livestock prices will go up to whatever amount a city person feels like paying, but most will curtail their meat purchases id thinkcausing again a slump on that market. Limited animals for slaughter, Limited people wanting to pay high prices for the meat. Seems like every acre ttat can be put into corn, pasture, marginal, ect, will be, and livestock raising will suffer because of it. What do you see?