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Iowa State Economists Estimate COVID-19 Impact on State’s Ag Economy

Economists at the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development at Iowa State University have issued a new policy brief that measures the revenue impacts the COVID-19 outbreak is having on some of Iowa's largest agricultural industries. Estimates show overall annual damage of roughly $788 million for corn, $213 million for soybean, over $2.5 billion for ethanol, $658 million for fed cattle, $34 million for calves and feeder cattle, and $2.1 billion for hogs.
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Rodale Institute to Open the Midwest
Organic Center in 2019

The global leader in regenerative organic agriculture is coming to the corn belt.
Rodale Institute, site of North America’s longest-running trial comparing organic and conventional growing methods, will open the Midwest Organic Center at Etzel Sugar Grove Farm (part of the Indian Creek Nature Center) in Marion, near Cedar Rapids, Iowa this year.
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Palmer Amaranth Spreads In Iowa

Palmer amaranth is native to the Southwest but has been expanding its range for at least 50 years. Most recently it has moved into the Midwest and has been reported in all Corn Belt states except for Minnesota and the Dakotas.
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