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New Cattle Legislation Introduced, WIC Waivers Extended

Sep 25, 2020 | 3 min

According to Reuters, President Trump dropped plans to use $300 million in USDA funds to reimburse oil refiners shut out of their ethanol blending waivers. The rural advocacy group Focus on Rural...

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Economic Outlook: September 25, 2020

Sep 25, 2020

As offices have switched to spare bedrooms, COVID-19 has encouraged more than one urban dweller to seek out a place with a little more space to live AND work. -- Sales of existing homes rose 2.4...

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Economic Outlook: September 18, 2020

Sep 18, 2020

The pandemic has created some unintended surges for retailers. Desks and chairs for the home office or classroom have been in short supply. Furniture maker IKEA said this week they are working to...

4605 River Dredging

Work Begins to Deepen the Channel of the Lower Mississippi River

Sep 18, 2020 | 7 min

According to Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards, the Mississippi River and its tributaries account for over $750 billion of the nation’s economy. Big Muddy also supports more than 2.4 million jobs...

Market to Market

EPA Nixes SREs, MFP Disparities Come to Light

Sep 18, 2020 | 2 min

On Friday, Secretary Sonny Perdue announced that USDA would provide an additional $14 billion in aid to farmers via the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program. The infusion of cash is only part of the...

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Economic Outlook: September 11, 2020

Sep 11, 2020

We paid a little more for goods and services last month but the jump was a little lower than July. –- The price paid by producers for the goods and services we buy rose only 0.3 percent last month -...

4604 Fire and Rain

Wildfires Scorch the West as Rain Visits the Drought Stricken Midwest

Sep 11, 2020 | 2 min

More than a dozen people have died so far. Damage totals across Oregon, Washington and California have quickly risen into the billions as crews keep fighting. John Torpy has more on the challenges of...

Midwest Wolves Return to Former Territory

Midwest Wolves Returning to Former Territory

Sep 11, 2020 | 7 min

Once upon a time, there were two groups of predators who constantly fought over the same prey. They battled one another for generations until, finally, one pushed the other out. Over time, the...

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Economic Outlook: September 03, 2020

Sep 4, 2020

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