Republican Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst struggled with an incredibly Midwest gotcha question: She couldn’t correctly state the price of soybeans.
A clip of a debate between Ernst and her Democratic challenger, Theresa Greenfield, went viral after the incumbent seemingly struggled to rattle off crop prices.
Moderator Ron Steele first asked Greenfield the breakeven price price for corn in Iowa.
“Well, a bushel of corn is going for about $3.68, today, $3.69, and breakeven really just depends on the amount of debt someone has,” Greenfield responded, correctly. “I suspect there are farmers that are breaking even at that price. However if their yields are down 50 percent, that’s certainly not going to cover it.” Read more…