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Policy making and agriculture

Posted: Tuesday, March 17th, 2009 at 7:50 am

As agriculture changes, many smaller operations are finding it more difficult to compete with larger ones. However, southeast Iowa’s state representative says that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Larry Marek says many smaller producers have begun turning to niche crops. Marek says without larger operations, there would be acres left unused. He also says commercial outfits provide much needed jobs.

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