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Midmorning: The promise of prairie fuel and family finances

Posted at 7:29 AM on December 11, 2006 by Bill Wareham

A new study by a University of Minnesota researcher in the journal Nature suggests that prairie grass may be a more efficient and practical source for biofuel than soy or even corn. At 9 a.m., David Tilman, director of Cedar Creek Natural History area and chair of the Ecology Department at the University of Minnesota, will explain his findings and their implications.

At 10 a.m., Wall Street Journal reporter and Love & Money columnist Jeff Opdyke joins Midmorning host Kate Smith (sitting in for Kerri Miller.) Opdyke provides readers with a window into his own personal financial dealings, and in the process says he often makes himself look pretty foolish. He joins Midmorning to talk about his column, and about the place where family and finance meet.