On April 17, 2020, the Iowa Supreme Court issued a ruling in MidWestOne Bank v. Heartland Co-op regarding competing claims by a secured lender and a grain elevator for the costs of storing and drying grain. The Court affirmed the district court’s opinion in part and reversed in part. 


The Harkers are row crop

Farmer sentiment plummeted in March as a result of the global COVID-19 pandemic. The 47 point drop from February to March was the sharpest one-month decline seen since the Ag Economy Barometer began tracking farmer sentiment in 2015. Farmers cited the impact of the coronavirus crisis on profitability for 2020 and farmland values as