#It's Only Iowa
Jan 17, 2014
As I was driving through Iowa this week to our office in Independence, I couldn’t help but think back to this summer when #itsonlyiowa was trending on Twitter. As I’m sure most of you know, Iowa was hit with two curveballs this year with prevent planting and bad weather. Many farmers used #itsonlyiowa to gripe about conditions, how low the price of corn was and whatever was bothering them that day.
These farmers are part of the reason I opened an office there. Why Iowa? Because the Iowan farmers forgot to sell their crop. Iowa is the leading producer of corn, soybeans and pork, and historically the better corn grew in Iowa, the lower the price got in the market, but not this year.
Iowan farmers were looking at their crops and weren’t too worried. They figured if their crops weren’t that great, no one else’s were either. But all those other neighboring states managed to pull in near record crops. Meanwhile Iowa farmers have a lot of corn sitting in silos at a deferred price while the price of corn keeps edging lower. I love our farmers in Iowa, but they need our help. We want to help teach some marketing to a crowd that forgot to sell its crop.
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Enjoy your weekend.
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