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September 22, 2017 Economic Outlook

September 22, 2017

Monetary policy, hurricane hangovers and other key indicators crafted an economic brew to test the nation’s mettle this week.-- Housing starts fell for a second straight month in August as the...

Midwest's New Pork Plants Opening

Midwest's New Pork Plants Opening

September 22, 2017 | 7 min

This week Tyson Foods announced it will put plans for a Kansas poultry complex on hold. The company had pledged construction of a $320 million dollar plant in Leavenworth County just two weeks prior...

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Disaster Assessment Reveals Major Citrus Loss

September 22, 2017 | 2 min

Some see Hurricane Maria, another violent weather system offshore, and Washington’s rerun of Obamacare repeal this week and picture the movie Groundhog Day. But those who respond to natural disasters...

Wildfires

Wildfires Burn at Biggest Rate Since 2011 While Harvey Victims Assess Damage

September 8, 2017 | 3 min

While Florida and the Deep South prepare for Irma’s wrath, she’s already whipped across the Caribbean leaving death and destruction in her wake. However, this isn’t the only disaster facing the lower...

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September 8 Outlook

September 8, 2017

Congress approved a $15.3 billion aid package replenishing the nation’s disaster relief account. The aid bill – signed by President Trump on Friday - piggy-backed a temporary lift of the nation’s...

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The GMO Battle in Oregon

September 8, 2017 | 7 min

The mere mention of Genetically Modified Organisms can set-off a heated holiday dinner table debate. Beyond the dining room, more than one state has attempted to impose GMO labeling guidelines. Many...

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Pricing Crops In An Opaque Market

September 1, 2017 | 7 min

The kickoff to the college football season brings tailgaters out of hibernation. As the revelers dust off their coolers, they fill them with ice and most likely beer. The adult beverage consists of...

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September 1 Outlook

September 1, 2017

Hurricane Harvey has come and gone, but is far from forgotten. The 1,000 year flood is roughly the size of New Jersey. Harvey left fingerprints all over the world as the 2 nd largest port in the U.S...

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A Total Eclipse of the Farm

August 25, 2017 | 3 min

From sea to shining sea, nearly everyone put down their devices and looked to the sky on Monday. This week was the first total solar eclipse exclusive to the continental U.S. since 1776. As Josh...

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Partnerships Align to Help Save Louisiana's Coast

April 28, 2017 | 7 min

Two sides normally on conflicting teams have become unified in protecting the Louisiana's precious resources.

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Trump Threatens NAFTA Withdrawal

August 25, 2017 | 1 min

Just a week into the initial round of renegotiation of NAFTA, President Donald Trump threatened to walk away from the treaty entirely if demands from the White House are not met. President Donald...

August 25 Outlook

August 25 Outlook

August 25, 2017

Hurricane Harvey is forecast to be the worst storm in a dozen years and is headed for the Texas Gulf Coast. If the prediction holds -- he will leave *FEET* of rainfall on the fertile region. Another...

Minnesota Debates Farmers' Roadside Haymaking

Minnesota Debates Farmers' Roadside Haymaking

August 24, 2017 | 6 min

Late this week, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke recommended to keep recently added national monuments on the map. Changes to the size and scope as well as the potential for more drilling and mining has...

Veterinarian

Bringing Veterinarians To Under-served Areas

August 18, 2017 | 6 min

If you raise animals you likely have a close relationship with your veterinarian. Just knowing you can make a call in the middle in the night for a little help with a calf that’s breech is enough to...

NAFTA Countries

NAFTA Negotiations Open with Salvo

August 18, 2017 | 5 min

Trade deals are touted as either profit makers or job takers. Negotiations can last several years. Some have resulted in deadlock like Doha, or a major player leaving the table, like the U.S. did...

August 18 Outlook

August 18 Outlook

August 18, 2017

The thrill of a new car, the drudgery of new windows and the excitement of a new computer - all likely were felt by U.S. consumers as they hit the bricks or made some clicks last month. —- In July,...

August 11 Outlook

August 11 Outlook

August 11, 2017

The price of doing business in rural America declined slightly last month which is good if you’re making a purchase or two on main street but not so great for the economy as a whole. —- The consumer...

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Leaked Report Reveals Climate Change Impact Already Being Felt

August 11, 2017 | 2 min

The drought gripping the nation has intensified in the Dakotas, Nebraska and Iowa where - combined - 38 percent of the country’s corn is grown. The root cause of increasing temperatures remains a...

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President Trump Declares State of Emergency Over Opioid Epidemic

August 11, 2017 | 1 min

In rural America, response times for police, fire or EMS can be long ones. When a loved one has overdosed on opioids, the wait can feel like an eternity. Hundreds die every day across the nation from...

Northern Farmers Reporting Dicamba Damage

Northern Farmers Reporting Dicamba Damage

August 11, 2017 | 2 min

Monsanto designed the Xtend system so row-crop farmers could deal with weeds tolerant to chemicals like glyphosate. A special formulation of dicamba completes the prescription. However, dicamba has...