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Former Ambassador To China Reflects On Historic Time

Feb 19, 2021 | 6 min

Terry Branstad is the longest serving governor of any state. During his time in Iowa, Branstad saw the rise of renewable fuels as a source of energy and the use of Hawkeye State farm products...

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USDA Projects More Acres, Says China Still Weighs Heavily on Trade

Feb 19, 2021 | 3 min

USDA issued its early acreage guess this week at its annual Agricultural Outlook Forum providing signals of reports ahead. The government agency also reported on headwinds U.S. producers are facing...

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Economic Outlook: February 19, 2021

Feb 19, 2021

Many factors make up economic health. Each region of the country is dependent on different things, but one area that unites us is shopping. January marked the largest increase in eight months for...

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Polar Vortex Causes Power Problems for the Lone Star State

Feb 19, 2021 | 2 min

North Dakota is one of the states surveyed by Creighton University and the town of Grand Forks was like many in the region that spent eleven days without breaking zero. The arctic blast of air was...


Dairy hopes for sales growth in 2021

Feb 12, 2021 | 3 min

The demand for dairy shifted dramatically in spring of 2020. Once schools closed for the term, consumer demand shifted towards home. Eventually products were re-routed - but it was USDA’s food...

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Union Calls for Food Worker COVID-19 Vaccine Prioritization

Feb 12, 2021 | 3 min

Last year, as the COVID-19 virus spread, front-line workers stayed at their posts in hospitals, police departments and food production lines. Some of those who’ve remained have received vaccinations...

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Economic Outlook: February 12, 2021

Feb 12, 2021

Reports of inflation in the U.S. economy are gaining traction with those outside the circle of economic insiders. Depending on the source, the rise in prices is either benign or malignant. --- A...

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Economic Outlook: February 5, 2021

Feb 5, 2021

A slimmed down Super Bowl means less fans in stands, nights in hotels and even fewer watch parties. That translates locally to less money into the hospitality industry. The pandemic has limited the...

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Questions for the former Secretary cover familiar territory and new ground

Feb 5, 2021 | 3 min

This week, Tom Vilsack again appeared in front of the Senate Committee he testified in front of several times during his 8 years as Secretary of Agriculture. We have two reports about the hearing...

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