He didn't mean to make the farmers depressed, but sometimes it happens when talk of Brazil comes about.
Joel Severinghaus, director of international activities for Iowa Farm Bureau, spoke Tuesday night at the annual Farm Bureau meeting for Buena Vista County.
An expert in international trade, Severinghaus focused his time on the rapidly expanding agriculture production in Brazil - it's a subject that has many Iowa producers worried, he said.
"It's a hot topic," he said.
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