Market to Market - Our Stories

strikers outside Deere plant

Strike at John Deere enters second week

Oct 22, 2021 | 2 min

Many business owners are still waiting for workers on the sidelines to re-engage with employment opportunities after expanded unemployment benefits were cut-off. For those who working throughout the...

Vilsack Walk

USDA Chief Sees Mexico Relationship Vital, Seeks Livestock Industry Improvements

Oct 22, 2021 | 8 min

Paul Yeager: Secretary Vilsack, you're here in Iowa, you're playing tour guide a little bit. Why is it important to have a good relationship with Mexico? Sec. Tom Vilsack, USDA: “Well, it's important...

4710outlook

Economic Outlook: October 22, 2021

Oct 22, 2021

The economic outlook for rural America could be described as both profitable and perilous as producers are caught between higher grain prices and higher input prices. - The 10-state Creighton...

4709 outlook

Economic Outlook October 15, 2021

Oct 15, 2021

Retail sales rose 0.7 percent as consumers spent a little more on clothing, back to school purchases and hobbies. The increases were being made in the face of higher prices as the consumer price...

supply bins

Many Supply Line Challenges Stem From Labor

Oct 8, 2021 | 6 min

Supply chains disruptions have become a new normal for manufacturers, retailers and consumers. Those managing the supplies are left to juggle daily and hourly changes in what’s available or has...

4708 Outlook

Economic Outlook October 8, 2021

Oct 8, 2021

The inconsistency of the job recovery added another data point in September. --- U.S. employers added 194,000 jobs last month with gains in transportation and warehousing - and losses in local...

4708 House Ag Meat Hearing A

Sec. Vilsack Appears before the House Agriculture Committee

Oct 8, 2021 | 3 min

Agriculture has been one sector that has enjoyed healthy exports like beef and pork. This week the Biden Administration added an additional $100 million dollars to an already funded $500 million...

shipping container

US lowers trade stance with China

Oct 8, 2021 | 2 min

The Phase One trade deal brokered during the Trump Administration called for China to buy American to the tune of $207 billion. As of August 1, the Chinese are 30 percent behind pace according to the...

Market to Market

Economic Outlook October 1, 2021

Oct 1, 2021

The Commerce Department reported Core Inflation rose 4.3 percent year-over-year. The monthly growth rate was 0.3 percent. Consumer spending increased 0.8 percent as shoppers bought furniture, clothes...

Grinnell Mutual Insurance
Sukup
Accu-Steel
Pioneer