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Ted Cruz is among the few GOP presidential candidates who is against the renewable fuel standard for ethanol that is a key issue to many Iowa farmers - and subsequently - voters.

Which is why it was not surprising that just one day before the all-important Iowa Caucuses the Texas Senator would be approached by an angry farmer about his plan to phase out subsidies.

What was remarkable, however, is how Ted Cruz — through a calm demeanor and a deep knowledge of the subject manner — manages to win the farmer over...