If conservatives can stomach keeping Obamacare’s exchange spending and using it to boost federal Medicaid spending by $390 billion, they could possibly get moderates to go along with repeal of the regulations that are increasing premiums and destabilizing the individual market. If moderates can let go of regulations to which they have no particular ideological attachment, they could deliver to states $390 billion for use in tackling preexisting conditions, opioid addiction, and other challenges — money that would otherwise go to insurance companies.
Zinc Availability Can be an Issue — Micronutrients are essential to plant growth and development, but in smaller amounts. University of Minnesota Extension Soil Fertility Specialist Dan Kaiser says there has been more focus on micronutrients in high yield environments. “One of the things we know is the crop doesn’t need lots of them. It’s been one of those things we’ve been looking at.” Kaiser says zinc is the most common micronutrient that is applied. “If you’re looking at soil sampling, I’d be requesting zinc. If you’re near the Red River Valley, there can be pockets with low zinc availability.”