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2019 Ag Challenges


December 5, 2019

Gary Wright

by Gary Wright

Recently, I had the privilege of joining Dr. Steve Meyer and Former State Senator Steve Warnstadt to discuss agriculture challenges with a group at the Western Iowa Tech Community College Convocation. My remarks centered on three key points: (a) Trade; (b) 2019 Outlook; and (c) Financial Trends.

Trade: Regularly, we hear of progress (or lack thereof) on trade. As sure as I write this piece, this fast-moving topic will have changed, and will represent perhaps either more or less of a challenge; however, we know the following:

A modestly stronger U.S. dollar makes American agri...

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