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Talking About Stress And Mental Health In Rural America

May 15, 2020 | 2 min

This week, we assembled four individuals from the agriculture and clinical fields to discuss mental health and the stress that’s amplified the last two months. The program is available on our YouTube...

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Economic Outlook May 15, 2020

May 15, 2020

The Consumer Price Index declined 0.8 percent last month – the largest monthly decline since the middle of the Great Recession. Without food and energy in the mix, Core CPI dropped 0.4 percent...


Industry gathers to discuss meat crunch

May 8, 2020 | 4 min

The ongoing loss of meatpacking capacity due to COVID-19 was the focus of a roundtable discussion in West Des Moines, Iowa Friday. The meeting was led by Vice President Mike Pence, who praised the...

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Rerouting Produce Proves Challenging

May 8, 2020 | 4 min

As restaurants try to stay afloat with curbside pickup options, most of the food heading home is a main meal - leaving appetizers on the shelf. This puts Idaho onion and potato producer Jarom Jemmett...

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Economic Outlook May 8, 2020

May 8, 2020

Last month, unemployment hit a record high 14.7 percent as 20.5 million jobs evaporated. Officials with the Labor Department say the number should be closer to 20 percent due to misclassification of...

USDA: If Packing Plants Meet Safety Rules, Let Them Open

USDA: If Packing Plants Meet Safety Rules, Let Them Open

May 8, 2020 | 3 min

This week, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue declared that any packing plant that has yet to comply with federal safety guidelines related to COVID-19 must quickly come up with a written...


Community owned grocery store opens despite pandemic

May 8, 2020 | 3 min

In Gowrie, Iowa, the old grocery store is now the new grocery store. During a month-long transition, the town had no grocery store at all, but the nearly 1,000 residents saw it coming. Marcie Boerner...

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Economic Outlook: May 1, 2020

May 1, 2020

1 st Quarter GDP plummeted 4.8 percent – the biggest slide since the depths of the Great Recession. Creighton University’s Mid-America Index tumbled over 16 percent to 35.1 –the lowest level since...

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Woes Ripple Through Meat Supply-Chain as President Declares Packing Critical Industry

May 1, 2020 | 3 min

Sen. Mike Rounds/R – South Dakota: “Once the fear gets out into the community and people start to do the same thing to the meat supplies that they did to toilet paper, you’re going to see the shelves...

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