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Secretary Perdue: "Rural America will see major benefits from Trump's infrastructure plan"

Throughout American history, we have been recognized as a global leader in many areas, but we are in distinct danger of squandering advantages we hold over other countries when it comes to our infrastructure system according to Sec. Perdue.

Rural Mainstreet Index Highest in Almost 4 Years

The Creighton University Rural Mainstreet Index sprang higher in February from Januarys below growth neutral reading. This is the first time since July 2015 the overall index has advanced above growth neutral, according to the latest monthly survey.

Study Of U.S. Grains Council ROI: $20 In Tax Revenue For Every $1 In Farm Bill Spending On Export Market Development

Spending on overseas market development for U.S. feed grains and related products increased the value of those exports by an average of $1.71 billion per year from 2010 to 2014 and increased U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) by an average of $5 billion pe

Land Auctions Start the Year Strong at Farmers National Company

After the normally slow time right after the first of the year, auction activity picked up in late January as it usually does. The question on everyone's mind is: How is it selling and are prices holding up in the new year?

Characteristics of Financially Resilient Farms

During the last 10 years, the economic environment that US farms have faced has been extremely variable. During the 2009-2012 period incomes and net returns increased and in 2013-14, they peaked.

Sorghum Producers Takes Action as China Launches Sorghum Trade Investigation

National Sorghum Producers have set in motion a strategy to respond to the announcement of anti-dumping and countervailing duties investigations into imports of U.S. sorghum by the Chinese government.

NCTA and Mississippi State announce poultry partnership

Leaders from the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture and Mississippi State University signed a cooperative agreement Wednesday [Feb. 7] designed to train workforce entrants for the midwestern states burgeoning poultry industry.

Groups Want Injunction Against WOTUS Rule

A diverse coalition of agricultural and business groups late yesterday in the case American Farm Bureau Federation, et. al. vs. the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency filed a request in federal court for a nationwide preliminary injunction against e

Farm Sector Profits Expected To Decline in 2018

Net farm income, a broad measure of profits, is forecast to decrease $4.3 billion from 2017 to $59.5 billion in 2018, the lowest net farm income level in nominal dollar terms since 2006. Net cash farm income is forecast to decrease to $91.9 billion, the l

Agricultural Lending Increases, As Do Interest Expenses for Farmers

Lending at agricultural banks increased sharply in the fourth quarter, after appearing to stabilize in previous quarters. Large loans drove the increase in farm lending, which may heighten concerns about cash flow in 2018 as interest rates have continued

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