Stories in Category "Economy"

U.S. to import liquid eggs from Netherlands as losses top 47 million birds

U.S. to import liquid eggs from Netherlands as losses top 47 million birds

The number of birds impacted by Avian Flu topped 47 million this week, even as the temperature warmed up, slowing the spread of the virus. Nearly three-qu....
Bird Flu Costs Reach $1 Billion

Bird Flu Costs Reach $1 Billion

Iowa, the nation’s top egg producer, and Minnesota, which leads the country in turkey production, are taking the hardest hit for H5N2, also known as avian....
How Some Oil Towns are Weathering Low Oil Prices

How Some Oil Towns are Weathering Low Oil Prices

Boom and bust cycles are anything but new in some parts of Texas and Oklahoma. And the oil industry--as well as local residents who depend on it--have dev....
Avian flu outbreaks tops 7 million birds impacted in U.S.

Avian flu outbreaks tops 7 million birds impacted in U.S.

The H5N2 virus, often referred to as Avian Flu, was confirmed this week in an egg-production poultry facility in northwest Iowa. Sunrise Farms is owned by....
Rural Economy Continues to Underperform

Rural Economy Continues to Underperform

Creighton University’s Rural Mainstreet Index climbed a-point-and-a-half to 46 this month, but remains four points below growth neutral. The monthly surve....
Farm Income Projected to Tumble Again in 2015

Farm Income Projected to Tumble Again in 2015

USDA released net farm income projections for 2015. And the prediction is a dramatic drop for America’s producers.
Per-Cow Milk Production Soars into Record Territory

Per-Cow Milk Production Soars into Record Territory

California likes to claim it has happy cows, but Colorado’s ladies set the per-animal pace in milk production recently, handily breaking the 2,000 pound m....
Overall Index Down In Rural Midwest Banker Survey

Overall Index Down In Rural Midwest Banker Survey

June's results indicate that areas highly dependent on agriculture and energy are experiencing slower growth than a year ago.
Economists: U.S. Exports of Oil and Natural Gas Would Benefit Economy

Economists: U.S. Exports of Oil and Natural Gas Would Benefit Economy

The Associated Press surveyed private, corporate and academic economists on a range of issues. Of the 30 economists participating, nearly 90 percent respo....
Rural Business Index Hits Three-Year High

Rural Business Index Hits Three-Year High

The Mid-America Business Index was above growth neutral and reached a three year high