Stories in Category "Economy"

Avian flu outbreaks tops 7 million birds impacted in U.S.

Avian flu outbreaks tops 7 million birds impacted in U.S.

The H5N2 virus, often referred to as Avian Flu, was confirmed this week in an egg-production poultry facility in northwest Iowa. Sunrise Farms is owned by....
Rural Economy Continues to Underperform

Rural Economy Continues to Underperform

Creighton University’s Rural Mainstreet Index climbed a-point-and-a-half to 46 this month, but remains four points below growth neutral. The monthly surve....
Farm Income Projected to Tumble Again in 2015

Farm Income Projected to Tumble Again in 2015

USDA released net farm income projections for 2015. And the prediction is a dramatic drop for America’s producers.
Per-Cow Milk Production Soars into Record Territory

Per-Cow Milk Production Soars into Record Territory

California likes to claim it has happy cows, but Colorado’s ladies set the per-animal pace in milk production recently, handily breaking the 2,000 pound m....
Overall Index Down In Rural Midwest Banker Survey

Overall Index Down In Rural Midwest Banker Survey

June's results indicate that areas highly dependent on agriculture and energy are experiencing slower growth than a year ago.
Economists: U.S. Exports of Oil and Natural Gas Would Benefit Economy

Economists: U.S. Exports of Oil and Natural Gas Would Benefit Economy

The Associated Press surveyed private, corporate and academic economists on a range of issues. Of the 30 economists participating, nearly 90 percent respo....
Rural Business Index Hits Three-Year High

Rural Business Index Hits Three-Year High

The Mid-America Business Index was above growth neutral and reached a three year high
Dairy Producers Aim to Take Advantage of Favorable Market

Dairy Producers Aim to Take Advantage of Favorable Market

Dairy cows have never been as valuable as they are today. Producers are doing their part to take advantage of favorable market.
Rural Snapshot Reveals Mild Growth, Some Sectors Slowing

Rural Snapshot Reveals Mild Growth, Some Sectors Slowing

Snapshot of rural economy reveals slight improvement, but the survey of bank CEOs in 10 Midwestern states reveals some sectors of the rural economy are on....
Middle Class Struggles Under A Sluggish Economy

Middle Class Struggles Under A Sluggish Economy

So far the prospects of an economic rebound seem to be fading which is not good news for people looking for jobs or those hoping to advance. .