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MIDDAY Midwest Digest, Dec. 13, 2019

Audio-MIDDAY Midwest Digest, Dec. 13, 2019

Steve Alexander talks about Iowa farmland value survey results. (audio)

Steve Alexander fills in for Max Armstrong.

Max is in his home state of Indiana for 100th anniversary of Indiana Farm Bureau.

Logic might tell you with commodity prices still wallowing at low levels, the farmland used to raise those commodities might go down in value. Wrong. Farmland value rose average of 2.3% in Iowa over the past year. Iowa farm income dropped 33% since 2013.

In Michigan, 59-year-old man told lawyer robbed drive-in and waited for police to arrive. He wanted to go back to prison. He lost ability to function in society. He got his wish.

Heard of Airbnb? How about Dairy Airbnb? Iowa couple are convinced people will want to sleep with their cows. They are entering Iowa Farm Bureau's Grow Your Future contest and are asking people to vote for them so they can earn money to expand their sleep with the cows experience.

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