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Economic Outlook: January 15, 2021

Jan 15, 2021

A blizzard of news this week as a storm blew across the nation’s midsection and President Trump was impeached for a second time. The economy as a whole gave another indication of its direction and if...

4621 USDA Food

COVID-19 Continues to Impact Food Insecurity

Jan 8, 2021 | 7 min

Food Assistance Client, Odessa, Texas: ”My husband got laid off last year in August and it took me a while to find a job. And even when I found one it wasn’t enough” With the passage of the second...

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Biden Will Look to Build Consensus on Trade

Jan 8, 2021 | 3 min

Critics charge the Trump Administration has “no strategy” to its China trade policy, but last month President-Elect Joe Biden signaled he would not immediately scrap the Phase One Deal with America’s...

4621 Outlook

Economic Outlook: January 8, 2021

Jan 8, 2021

The unemployment rate remained steady at 6.7 percent - the first time the mark hasn’t fallen since April. For the first time in 7 months, nonfarm payrolls fell by 140,000. Purdue University’s CME...


2020: The Year in Review

Dec 31, 2020 | 7 min

COVID-19 will long be known as the dominant story of 2020. The virus impacted nearly everything in the world including livelihoods in rural America. Those who provide food from gate to plate was a...

4620 House Ag Thompson

New leadership in the House Agriculture Committee looks ahead to the 117th Congress.

Dec 31, 2020 | 3 min

As the metaphorical ball drops on 2021 it will be out with the old and in with the new. When the clock strikes twelve on January 3 rd , the 116 th Congress will be history. During the last hours of...

4619 Outlook

Economic Outlook: December 25, 2020

Dec 23, 2020

After everything, 2020 may well be remembered for the incredible year in the real estate market. --- Existing home sales dropped for the first time in five months. The National Association of...

4619 New House Ag Leader

A familiar face to lead the House Agriculture Committee

Dec 23, 2020 | 3 min

Congressman David Scott, who represents the 13th district in Georgia, will be the new leader when the 117th Congress gavels-in on January 5th. Rep. David Scott, D – Georgia: ”Agriculture is the...

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Maintaining Southern Missouri's Thriving Black Walnut Industry

Dec 23, 2020 | 7 min

While Midwest farmers harvest row crops, there are autumn foragers who have found another, wilder heartland bounty all it’s cracked up to be. Brian Hammons/Hammons Black Walnuts: “Black walnuts are...

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