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Switchgrass Grower Still Confident About Future

A Huron County farmer says he had to overcome some obstacles with his switchgrass crop.

Don Nott has been growing the grass for seven years now.

He says he was a little disappointed early on that the market for switchgrass pellets for fuel didn’t work out as well as he had hoped it would.

But he says he’s recently found a couple of alternative markets that look promising.

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Nott says he’s currently growing about 550 acres of switchgrass.

He says if these new markets work out the demand for his crop will increase substantially.

         

A Huron County farmer expects the demand for switchgrass to increase considerably over the next few years.

Don Nott has been growing the crop for seven years now in the Kinburn area.

He says markets for switchgrass have opened up dramatically in that time.

Nott says it’s a very effective filler in plastic products and it’s an excellent crop to work with.

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Nott currently has about 550 acres of switchgrass.

He says if markets continue to develop the demand for his crop will increase substantially.

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