Stories in Category "Economy"

Obama administration loosens Cuba embargo with new measures

Obama administration loosens Cuba embargo with new measures

U.S. travel to Cuba has exploded since Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro declared detente in 2014. But U.S. hopes of building wider trade between Amer....
Brothers Build Childhood Business into Largest in the Nation

Brothers Build Childhood Business into Largest in the Nation

As of September 2015, the USDA estimated there were 23.6 million cage-free hens in the United States, nearly 7% of the entire domestic flock. The Stanton ....
U.S. could face trade penalties of $1 billion

U.S. could face trade penalties of $1 billion

The World Trade Organization ruled Monday that Canada and Mexico can slap more than $1 billion in tariffs on U.S. goods in retaliation for meat labeling r....
Congress Averts Budget and Debt Crisis

Congress Averts Budget and Debt Crisis

In a move reminiscent of Houdini, congressional leaders freed themselves from the chains of gridlock this week, pushing a two-year bipartisan budget-and-d....
Energy, Agriculture and Trade downturn slows Mid-American economy

Energy, Agriculture and Trade downturn slows Mid-American economy

A declining energy and agriculture sector have pulled down the Midwestern economy according to one academic who tracks the region’s financial health.
Broiler region puts up guard against Avian Flu

Broiler region puts up guard against Avian Flu

Earlier this week, officials gathered in northwest Iowa to showcase the first farm to restock its turkey flock since avian flu devastated the industry las....
Big decline forecast in 2015 net farm income

Big decline forecast in 2015 net farm income

Farmers will make some money this year, just less of it according to USDA’s projections. A glut of grain, milk and hogs is driving the drop as a reduction....
Iran Nuclear Deal Could Pinch Central Valley Commodities

Iran Nuclear Deal Could Pinch Central Valley Commodities

As California’s chronic dry spell bears down for a fourth consecutive year, parched streams and reservoirs like Lake Isabella, the victim of ‘exceptional’....
Rural mainstreet index rallies, U.S. economy outlook jumps

Rural mainstreet index rallies, U.S. economy outlook jumps

The Midwest economy may be on the upswing. That’s according to a survey of nonurban bankers released this week from Creighton University.
High Feed Costs Slow Recovery for PED

High Feed Costs Slow Recovery for PED

A battered hog industry still recovering from a devastating virus may have troubles ahead thanks to Mother Nature