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Electric vehicle barriers shrinking for rural residents

An ag economist says barriers to electric vehicle adoption by ag producers and rural residents are shrinking but issues remain.

The University of Missouri’s Ben Brown said there’s growing access to charging stations.

“I was in Lone Jack, Missouri, which is a small town in western Missouri, and they had Tesla charging stations,” he said. “We have one in my hometown of Appleton City of 1,000 people. So, it’s a technology that’s growing.”

But he tells Brownfield Midwestern farmers raise valid concerns stemming from the Texas power grid blackout in early 2021.