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Ethanol industry slowly restarting

Jun 5, 2020 | 2 min

OPEC countries floated the idea of extending production cuts aimed at boosting the price of crude oil. The talk helped add legs to the commodity’s move higher and also gave encouragement to another...

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Economic Outlook: June 5, 2020

Jun 5, 2020

A major jolt in a key government report issued Friday morning – more Americans are headed back to work and some employers are even adding to their workforces. --- According to the Labor Department,...

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Weather Dampens Breakneck Planting Progress

May 29, 2020 | 2 min

Planting progress is way ahead of last year’s pace, but does lag behind in North Dakota, Pennsylvania and parts of Tennessee. Mother Nature proved again she’s in charge as heavy rain fell from Texas...

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Economic Outlook: May 29, 2020

May 29, 2020

April showers are meant to help May flowers, but all April 2020 will likely be known for is a doused economy. However, there are some signs flowers may be budding. -- New home sales increased 0.6...


While meats face packer bottleneck, consumers keep buying at the store

May 29, 2020 | 4 min

To date, over 1,000 animal processing plants in the United States have seen COVID-19 infections among their employees. Twenty-six of those plants are in North Carolina, the second largest producer of...

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Hog Producer Turns to Facebook to Sell Pigs

May 22, 2020 | 6 min

Producers in the 10 states surveyed by Creighton University's Rural Mainstreet Index are trying to find ways to at best, break even. Livestock operators are searching for new options as processing...

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Michigan Floods as Heavy Rains Disrupt Spring Planting Season

May 22, 2020 | 3 min

This week, heavy rains pumped the brakes on a robust spring planting run. USDA reported 80 percent of the corn crop among the nation’s 18 top producing states had been sown before record floodwaters...

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Economic Outlook May 22, 2020

May 22, 2020

More than 2.4 million people applied for unemployment benefits last week bringing the total to 38.6 million filings. The Commerce Department says housing starts plummeted 30 percent in April to the...

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Labor markets struggle to keep and find workers across the country

May 15, 2020 | 4 min

The federal government continues to allocate money for recovery as parts of the U.S. begin to reopen - albeit cautiously. The third in a series of massive relief bills has become a political football...

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