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Insurance Industry Aims to Reduce Claims

posted on September 27, 2013 at 3:02 PM

Insurance Industry Aims to Reduce Claims
Federal researchers are working on a system to measure and predict the destructiveness of wildfires… similar to ones already in place for hurricanes and tornadoes. The National Institute for Standards and Technology hopes the Wildland Urban... Full Story

Survey shows China manufacturing at 4-month low

posted on March 1, 2013 at 4:33 PM

A survey shows China's manufacturing activity this month has declined to a four-month low in a reminder of possible threats to its shaky economic recovery. Full Story

Fewer Cattle Close Feedlots, Meatpackers

posted on March 1, 2013 at 4:33 PM

Years of drought are reshaping the beef industry as feedlots and a major meatpacking plant close because there are too few cattle left to supply them. Full Story

Fewer U.S. Banks Failing as Industry Strengthens

posted on December 28, 2012 at 11:22 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. banks are ending the year with their best profits since 2006 and fewer failures than at any time since the financial crisis struck in 2008. They're helping support an economy slowed by high unemployment, flat pay, sluggish... Full Story

President Obama Makes Election Year Plea For Wind Industry

posted on May 25, 2012 at 5:04 PM

President Obama Makes Election Year Plea For Wind Industry
President Barack Obama returned to a familiar rural location this week to press for a key renewable energy tax credit. Speaking at TPI Composites, a wind turbine blade manufacturer in Newton, Iowa, the President hailed an extension of the wind... Full Story

Midwest companies expect job cuts in next 6 months

posted on December 2, 2011 at 3:56 PM

Job growth has slowed significantly in nine Midwest and Plains states, and many companies in the region expect further job cuts in the coming six months, according to a monthly survey of business managers released Thursday. Full Story

US trade deficit widens in June to $53.1 billion

posted on August 12, 2011 at 4:35 PM

American producers sold fewer industrial engines, electric generators and farm products to the rest of the world in June, pushing the trade deficit to the highest level since 2008 and dealing another blow to an already struggling economy. Full Story

Market to Market (July 29, 2011)

posted on July 29, 2011 at 7:21 PM

Market to Market (July 29, 2011)
Full Program: Congress grounds airport construction over rural subsidies. The Post Master General puts small town post offices under scrutiny. Two companies bring farming back to the Big Apple and shout it from the roof tops. Market analysis with Virgil Robinson. Full Story

Lawmaker Proposes Plan for Federal Dairy Policy

posted on July 22, 2011 at 6:32 PM

Lawmaker Proposes Plan for Federal Dairy Policy
Lawmakers are beginning to discuss changes to the safety net for the nation's dairy farmers in an effort to make the milk industry more profitable and less reliant on federal subsidies. Full Story

Ethanol's Congressional Turning Point

posted on June 24, 2011 at 6:33 PM

Ethanol's Congressional Turning Point
Prospects for increased biofuels production were dealt a setback of epic proportion last week when ethanol subsidies were attacked in Washington. Full Story

Ethanol Under Attack in Congress

posted on June 17, 2011 at 8:15 PM

Ethanol Under Attack in Congress
In an era of record red ink, the Senate moves to cut ethanol subsidies. Full Story

House Votes to Block Payments to Brazil

posted on June 17, 2011 at 3:06 PM

The House voted Thursday to block a $147 million annual payment to Brazil's cotton industry, renewing a decade-old trade dispute with the country. Full Story

Measures to Stop Livestock Taping Stall in States

posted on June 17, 2011 at 3:06 PM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Efforts to outlaw the undercover recording of animal abuse in livestock operations appear to have stalled in Iowa and other states in the face of complaints that the proposals were intended primarily to protect the... Full Story

New England looks to expand local beef industry

posted on June 3, 2011 at 3:06 PM

HARTFORD, Conn (AP) - With few slaughterhouses in New England equipped to process beef on a large scale, Paul Miller ships cattle from his dairy farm in eastern Connecticut about 300 miles to a meatpacker in Pennsylvania. Full Story

Flooding on Mississippi River Threatens Catfish Industry

posted on May 13, 2011 at 3:05 PM

YAZOO CITY, Miss (AP) — Catfish farming in Mississippi faces grave danger from flooding. Full Story
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