Hart: Ag is always shifting to fit market

April 9, 2021

Dr. Chad HartChad Hart, professor, was quoted in an April 7 story in The Washington Post, "Biofuels producers, farmers not sold on switch to electric."

Over time, a switch to electric vehicles likely will force farmers to adapt, said Chad Hart, an agriculture economist at Iowa State University. Farmers in states such as Iowa and Illinois still will mainly grow corn and soybeans because the soil and climate are perfect, but farmers elsewhere will raise other crops, he said.

“Agriculture is always shifting the crop mix to fit whatever markets offer the best opportunity,” he said.

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Indo & NY News, April 7
Arkansas Democrat Gazette, April 11

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