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Rural America is ready for some sort of a New Deal, preferably green | Art Cullen

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Here in farming country we have the opportunity to rethink our approach to renewable energy and food production Rural America needs a new deal, or at least a better deal, and if it’s green all the better. Farm loan delinquencies are rising to levels not seen since the Farm Debt Crisis of the 1980s, from which the rural midwest never really recovered. Nearly a third of Iowa farmers growing corn and soybeans caught up in a trade war with China are said to be under extreme stress, according to Iowa State University. They’re the younger ones.
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