Farm income up due to federal aid: Plastina

May 26, 2020

Dr. Alejandro PlastinaAlejandro Plastina, assistant professor, was interviewed for a May 22 Daily Iowan story, "Farm income was up going into planting season, but not as high as president says."

Alejandro Plastina, an assistant professor of economics at Iowa State University, said net income has increased, but mostly because a large portion of it came from federal aid to farmers in 2017 through 2019 to counter the effects of a United States trade dispute with China. 

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