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Inflation greets economic expansion

May 14, 2021 | 4 min

Economists have been looking for any indication of rising inflation in all of these reports. As the economy begins to heat up it’s causing indigestion as more than one analyst as they sound the alarm...

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Economic Outlook: May 14, 2021

May 14, 2021

Doors are swinging wider as vaccination rates move higher and pandemic restrictions are lifted. However, the excitement of cash in hand from the economic stimulus appears to have faded. --- After...

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Oregon Producers Start Crop Year In Drought

May 14, 2021 | 6 min

Just about every indicator of drought is flashing red across the West. Reservoirs are being drawn down, river levels are dropping and soils are drying out ... and it’s only May. The Departments of...

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Market Outlook: May 7, 2021

May 7, 2021

The font on the “help wanted” sign appears to be getting bigger as some employers are raising wages in an attempt to fill jobs. If you pay it, they will come. --- Around 266,000 jobs were added in...

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Drought Strengthens in the West, Storms Soak the South

May 7, 2021 | 2 min

Rainfall in Texas and across the South did help reduce this week’s Drought Monitor by almost three points. However, other locations missed the moisture, as the drought tightened its grip across much...

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Packer purchasing under scrutiny

May 7, 2021 | 2 min

The price for lean hogs topped live cattle for a time this week as the two similar but different markets worked through higher grain prices and strong demand. One farm state senator is again...

U.S. and China Agriculture Look for Common Ground

U.S. and China Agriculture Look for Common Ground

May 7, 2021 | 7 min

There have been difficulties in travelling the trade road with China. The Trump Administration enacted tariffs - that escalated into a trade war - in an effort to reign in some practices the former...

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President Biden proposes tax changes

Apr 30, 2021 | 3 min

This week, President Biden delivered his first speech to a joint session of Congress. He’s calling for an increase in taxes on the richest one percent and has other changes in mind. Peter Tubbs...

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Economic Outlook: April 30, 2021

Apr 30, 2021

Annual look backs in 2021 to economic data of 2020 are misleading and unbalanced. March’s orders for big-ticket manufactured goods went up 0.5 percent. The rebound may be higher once supply chain...

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