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October 19, 2018 Economic Outlook

Oct 19, 2018

A recent poll conducted by National Public Radio revealed that rural Americans do indeed value small town life. A majority felt their children would have better lives than their own. One of the...

Hurricane Michael

Southern Farmers Feel Hurricane Michael's Wrath

Oct 19, 2018 | 3 min

The fallout from bad weather continues to plague the country as the South digs out from yet another hurricane while portions of the Midwest impatiently wait for dryer conditions. John Torpy Reports...

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Students sell groceries in a Nebraska town

Oct 18, 2018 | 6 min

The weekly grocery delivery from North Platte has arrived at the Circle C Market in Cody, Nebraska. Six students from Cody- Kilgore High School help unload the shipment and stock the shelves and...

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New Mexico Ranchers Win Court Battle But Fear War on Water Rights

Oct 12, 2018 | 7 min

Spike Goss/Sacramento Grazing Association – Weed, New Mexico: “I’ve got pictures of the many elk in here and they’re saying, well, no, elk don’t do the damage. It’s the cows. I know that’s not true...

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Year Round E15 Now On The Horizon

Oct 12, 2018 | 3 min

Helping keep fuel prices low and stretching the gasoline supply is ethanol. This week, the President made good on a campaign promise for the predominately corn-based fuel. Peter Tubbs reports...

Outlook October 12, 2018

October 12, 2018 Economic Outlook

Oct 12, 2018

The Federal Reserve has been keeping a close watch on the economy, ready to apply the brakes in case it needs to slow the inflation rate. -- The consumer price index, a key measure of inflation, rose...

USMCA

Dairies and Car Makers Win Big with USMCA

Oct 5, 2018 | 3 min

After sparring for more than a year, trade negotiators came together early this week to announce the creation of the United States Mexico Canada Agreement or USMCA. The fight was triggered when...

Canadian dairy

Positive Reviews for USMCA

Oct 5, 2018 | 3 min

President Donald Trump: “The agreement will govern nearly $1.2 trillion in trade, which makes it the biggest trade deal in the United States history.” Negotiations with Canada carried the talks into...

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Wet Weather From Arizona to Canada With More Forecast

Oct 5, 2018 | 2 min

The arid Southwest experienced a sea change this week as remnants of Hurricane Rosa swamped Phoenix streets. Flash flooding roared through other locations of Arizona, California, Nevada and Utah...

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Winds of Change Reshape the Wind Industry

Sep 21, 2018 | 6 min

The EPA unveiled a Renewable Fuel Standard waiver tracker on their website in addition to releasing monthly data on biofuels credit trading volumes. The National Corn Growers Association called the...

Sept. 21, 2018 Economic Outlook

September 21, 2018 Economic Outlook

Sep 21, 2018

The foundation of the middle class may be weakening. Home ownership is proving to be a challenge as listing prices have been rising faster than incomes for nearly five years. -- In August, the sales...

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Tariff War Ratchets Up

Sep 21, 2018 | 3 min

Late Thursday, Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister returned home after NAFTA trade talks failed to deliver a breakthrough. As the U.S. and its northern neighbor struggle to agree on dairy market access...

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Hurricane Florence Washes Ashore in Carolinas

Sep 14, 2018 | 3 min

Controversy was already swirling around Hurricane Florence before it made landfall at the end of the week. President Trump diverted $10 million from FEMA coffers to pay for immigration detention...

Market to Market

September 14, 2018 Economic Outlook

Sep 14, 2018

Retails Sales grew 0.1 percent in August. Even without gas and food, core retail sales was on the same pace. As prices rose so did the cost of living. The consumer price index bumped up 0.2 last...

Rural Communities Struggle with the fight Against The Opioid Epidemic

Rural Communities Struggle with the Fight Against the Opioid Epidemic

Sep 14, 2018 | 6 min

The problem of opioid misuse knows no race, color, creed or ethnic origin. It is a problem for urban AND rural families. Two insurance companies have stopped paying the fee for oxycontin – one of the...

Market to Market

Ginseng Producers Eyeing Tariff Pinch Ahead of Harvest

Sep 7, 2018 | 6 min

Before the current trade war with China, some sectors of agriculture were already suffering tariff fatigue from the Asian giant. This includes U.S. pork exports which are operating under a 62 percent...

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Wet Weather Blankets Corn Belt

Sep 7, 2018 | 2 min

Large portions of the Golden State are on fire. Property damage has topped $1 billion. Those living in the nation’s midsection have seen the exact opposite of California’s tinder dry conditions. Paul...

4403 Outlook

September 7, 2018 Economic Outlook

Sep 7, 2018

Unemployment held steady at 3.9 percent as 201,000 jobs were created last month. Wages are 2.9 percent higher than a year ago but inflation has eaten up the increase. The Creighton Mid-American Index...

Waterloo Boy

The Smithsonian Celebrates the Year of the Tractor

Aug 31, 2018 | 6 min

From the time farmers scratched in the dirt they have searched for an easier way to get the job done. Today, mechanical surrogates supplement the hard work, sweat and calluses that are the basic...

Trump in Oval

NAFTA Negotiation Nail-Biter

Aug 31, 2018 | 4 min

The international trade battle continues to boil. President Trump has threatened to impose an additional $200 billion in tariffs to keep the pressure on China. The world also watched three North...

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