Iowa is in a rare and good spot as a corn importer

The 2013 Iowa Farm Bureau Federation Economic Summit in late July was so packed with information that it was difficult for a journalist to cover. But one slide, provided by Ross Korves of Pro-Exporter Network, really caught my attention. It showed corn exports and imports on a state-by-state basis.

Although Iowa’s corn harvest perennially tops the country, Korves’ estimates showed that the...

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