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A Valuable Tool for Willamette Valley Grass & Grain Farmers.

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1 A Valuable Tool for Willamette Valley Grass & Grain Farmers

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3  Significant Agronomic Benefits Broadleaf rotation crop Different chemical program than grass species Lower nitrogen inputs Erosion control No bees required for pollination “Nature’s sub-soiler” No residue to manage after harvest

4  Significant Economic Benefits Utilize same equipment we already use for grass/grain production No cleaning costs Payment required by law 30 days after delivery Dry-land yields average lbs in Valley, with highest at 4237 Current prices over $.30/lb

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13  Commodity Crop = no middle man  Variety of contracting/sales options – just like wheat market  Local Options include: Willamette Biomass Processors (non-GMO) Pendleton Grain Growers Pacific Coast Canola (Warden, WA)

14  Tuesday, Sept 25 th $30.44/lb (Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) – Winnepeg) – canolamarketprice.com $30.25/lb (NASDAQ market reports – nasdaq.com/markets/canola.aspx)

15 $605/T = $ /lb $650/T = $0.32.5/lb

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17  July 2013 $0.29.7/lb  July 2014 $0.27/lb  Steadily increasing demand, particularly with “health-conscious” consumers & Asian markets


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