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Economist Jayson Lusk analyzes the market for plant-based imitation meat | The Spokesman Speaks Podcast, Episode 68

3/8/2021

In this episode, renowned ag economist Dr. Jayson Lusk provides new insights into the market for plant-based imitation meat. And Mike Telford (executive director of the Iowa Farm Animal Care Coalition) discusses a productive way for Iowa consumers to share their questions and concerns about farm animal care.

Building support for FB policies

3/1/2021

Members urge Iowa lawmakers to adopt standard for E10 fuel; shift away from property taxes for mental health funding.

USDA extends CFAP applications, Iowa lawmakers seek aid for custom feeders

3/1/2021

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has extended the deadline to apply for the latest round of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) at the urging by Farm Bureau and other ag groups.

Local meat with a story

3/1/2021

Farm Story Meats in Ames is connecting farmers with Iowans seeking locally raised meats.

EPA hits reverse to back biofuels

3/1/2021

Lawmakers hope the EPA move signals the Biden administration's support for biofuels.

Continuity shows in key FB issues

3/1/2021

Something occurred to me re­­cently reading through a book of Iowa Farm Bureau history for an article about Merlin Plagge, who passed away last month.

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