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California's Prop 12 Challenged in Court

Oct 14, 2019

New livestock rules in California have drawn a court challenge from the meat industry. The North American Meat Institute filed a challenge in the United States District Court for the Central District...

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The Wind Industry Tackles Trouble on Two Fronts

Oct 11, 2019 | 6 min

Renewable energy remains a polarizing issue. Political and customer pressure has power companies moving renewables to the “front burner.” Wind plays a big part in this mix as efficiency has increased...

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Economic Outlook, October 11, 2019

Oct 11, 2019

The cost of many items tariffed by the Chinese trade war are already being charged to some consumers. As time grinds on, a broader base may start picking up the tab. --- The Consumer Price Index was...

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Midwest Rain/Snow Halts Harvest - Tinder Dry in South and West

Oct 11, 2019 | 2 min

A frost in October is no surprise but the powerful weather swings being experienced across the country are rarely welcome. Josh Buettner has the story. Producer contact An early season...

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Trade talks seek to avoid new tariffs

Oct 11, 2019 | 2 min

The U.S. and Japan officially signed a limited trade deal this week. The pact will provide a market for some American agricultural products cut-off from the Chinese market. With the holiday season...


Economic Outlook: October 4, 2019

Oct 4, 2019

The global economy is slowing down and U.S. analysts are waiting to see if the domestic economy will follow suit. -- Last month, 136,000 jobs were created as the unemployment rate fell to 3.5 percent...

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Economic Outlook: September 27, 2019

Sep 27, 2019

The longest economic expansion on record - now in year 11 – is largely supported by consumer spending and the lowest unemployment rate in nearly 50 years. A prolonged trade war with China however,...


Trade deal with Japan boosts export hopes

Sep 27, 2019 | 3 min

Soybeans, pork, and intellectual property issues remain deadlocked in talks with the Chinese set to resume again next week, but not before new movement with another one of our Asian trading partners...

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Ranchers Weather Downside of Drought Rebound in Arid Utah

Sep 27, 2019 | 6 min

Widespread weekend rains ended much of the flash drought across the Midwest last week, but didn’t relieve conditions in the Southeast. During mid-March, a low pressure system spread from the...

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Biofuel Supporters Want Deal In Writing

Sep 20, 2019 | 2 min

Last week the Environmental Protection Agency was cheered by rural America for revoking the 2015 Obama-era WOTUS rule. However, the EPA’s actions on refinery exemptions have spoken volumes to rural...

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Residents Push Back Against Wind Turbine Expansion

Sep 20, 2019 | 6 min

In the 1970s, renewable energy was touted as a way to save the planet. Power companies resisted saying fossil fuels were the most reliable, cost effective method of producing energy. Today, power...

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Economic Outlook, September 20, 2019

Sep 20, 2019

Despite threats of an economic slowdown and the potential for a recession the U.S. economy is showing signs of good health. -- Housing starts jumped 12.3 percent last month on a surge in apartment...


Secretaries push passage of USMCA

Sep 20, 2019 | 2 min

There was another campaign this week to get some trade momentum going. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi says the bill could pass but House Democrats remain concerned about the enforcement of labor...

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Trade Tensions Thaw Ahead Of October Meeting

Sep 13, 2019 | 3 min

Many of the items moved into our internet shopping carts originate in China. The trade spat between the two countries took a step back from the cliff this week. China signaled a return to moving more...

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Reviving a family business built around salt

Sep 13, 2019 | 4 min

Multi-generational businesses are rare. The dreams of the next group can take the original mission off course. Other times the industry changes dramatically. By the time the seventh wave of a family...

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