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#1 Oct 17, 2020 7:22 pm

Dancer
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IOWA and the Senate seat.

' Just catching up  .......  came across   some  Election   'Viral ' news on   2   Iowa  Candidates .'

Joni  Ernst and IOWA . ..... a couple of days ago.  TV.. Debate.

Debate in a  crucial senate race  - shows Iowa's Joni  Ernst doesn't know beans  ,   about Soy.

>>  Democratic  challenger Theresa Greenfield was asked  about the brake - even price of  Corn   , the Repub Senator Joni Ernst  was asked the same question about Soy Beans.

-- 'she crashed out ' .... not a clue. '

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#2 Oct 17, 2020 8:40 pm

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Re: IOWA and the Senate seat.

She didn't know the price per bushel of soybeans.  About 98% of Iowans couldn't quote the price of soybeans if you put a gun to their head.  Hell, I could only give an estimate since I don't track it daily.  It's not as big a deal as people think.

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#3 Oct 17, 2020 9:31 pm

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Re: IOWA and the Senate seat.

Like any commodity, the price varies from day to day.
Any politician representing an agricultural area should at least have a general idea of the local economics.

https://fmn1.agricharts.com/pages/custom.php?id=12619

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#4 Oct 18, 2020 9:17 am

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Yes, she should know it.  I agree.  My point is that most Iowans won't care that she doesn't.

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#5 Oct 18, 2020 11:24 am

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I agree it should not matter, but it could be ah bigger point.  The point is, she shows she is outa touch with Iowans.  I think that is the main take away here.

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#6 Oct 18, 2020 11:45 am

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Yeah, that's what people are saying but, again, 95%+ of Iowans have nothing to do with farming.  They are no more familiar with these commodity prices than anyone else in America.

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#7 Oct 18, 2020 4:14 pm

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' Well I was not completely  ignorant of what Iowa is known for    .....   " CORN " .
I  was sadly mistaken     ..... somewhat '

> The Hawkeye State is the Nation's top PORK and corn producer .

  23.6 Million Pigs .  call Iowa home .
  3.155 Million  humans .  call Iowa home . ( I have to leave that there, lol )

Hawkeye State Eh ?
' I just saw a photo of Down Town  farmers Market  in des Moines Iowa .
Lord , black people live in Iowa. '
smh. lol.

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#8 Oct 18, 2020 8:36 pm

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23.6 million pigs per year in a state of 3 million people.  Now you understand why it was a problem when pork processors were shut down due to the coronavirus.

I think they are fine now.  All pork packing house workers have already had it.  They do have heard immunity in those places.

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#9 Oct 18, 2020 9:59 pm

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Not the pigs though......

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