Stories in Category "Economy"

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. .
Net Farm Income Forecast to Drop Dramatically

Net Farm Income Forecast to Drop Dramatically

Net farm income is forecast to fall nearly 27 percent this year to $95.8 billion. That would still be above the 10-year average. The 2013 income level was....
Legal Marijuana Profits High in the Rocky Mountain State

Legal Marijuana Profits High in the Rocky Mountain State

States considering legalizing the recreational use of marijuana are keeping an eye on the Rocky Mountain state of Colorado.
Christmas Tree Growers Face Challenges Across the Nation

Christmas Tree Growers Face Challenges Across the Nation

America’s first commercial Christmas tree farms sprouted on the east coast more than a century ago. But the family tradition of harvesting your own holi....
Something For Bulls and Bears in December WASDE

Something For Bulls and Bears in December WASDE

The December WASDE appears bearish for wheat and bullish for corn and soybeans.
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