In the second of a two-story special package on how COVID-19 is affecting
the rural health system, DTN Staff Reporter Todd Neeley focuses on how a rural
hospital in Iowa prepared to handle COVID-19, and the possible effect of
COVID-19 on the bottom line on rural health care.
BRural Hospital Staff Prepared for Virus
Because of how ag prices were depressed and financial prices were elevated
in 2019, I found last year's economic mood highly similar to the year 2000.
Unfortunately, the comparison continues into 2020.
In the first of a two-story package on how COVID-19 is affecting the rural
health system, DTN Staff Reporter Todd Neeley looks at how and why some rural
Iowa hospitals are seeing a surge in COVID-19 cases.
BRural Health Deals With COVID-19 Spike
Retail fertilizer prices declined for the third consecutive week. Nitrogen
prices led the way as farmers mostly completed sidedressing operations,
according to retailers.
4^DTN Fertilizer Trends
EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler said his agency doesn't plan to release
proposed Renewable Fuel Standard volumes before Friday's federal holiday. The
ethanol industry has been anticipating the release of those volume levels.
Wheeler held a call Wednesday mainly to tout environmental provisions in the
FEPA Holding Up on RFS Volumes