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Rural Mainstreet Index Indicates Economic Weakness

The Creighton University Rural Mainstreet Index dipped from Octobers weak reading and remained below growth neutral, according to the November monthly survey of bank CEOs in rural areas of a 10-state region dependent on agriculture and/or energy.

Updated Agricultural Economic Impact Reports by Kansas County Available

The Kansas Department of Agriculture has recently updated economic impact of agriculture by county. , the interactive map can be used to find the agricultural economic facts for each of the 105 counties in Kansas at

Beef Checkoff Relaunches Iconic Brand

Americas beef farmers and ranchers are leveraging the strong equity of Beef. Its Whats For Dinner. to reintroduce the brand to a new generation of consumers.

Over 180 Groups Call on House to Preserve Section 199, Ensure Farmers Do Not Face Tax Increase

Over 180 agricultural organizations, cooperatives and other agribusinesses have sent a letter to the House Speaker Paul Ryan and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi opposing repeal of the Domestic Production Activities Deduction, also known as Section 199.

Senator Flake puts hold on Doud nomination to USTR

Arizona Republican Jeff Flake has put a hold on the confirmation of Gregg Doud, President Trumps nominee to be the U.S. Trade Representatives Chief Agricultural Negotiator. Politico says the hold involves concerns surrounding a controversial produce prop

GOP Tax Bill Heads to House Floor, Senate GOP Releases Tax Bill

The House Ways and Means Committee approved House Republicans' Bill to rewrite the tax code on Thursday. The measure reduces the number of individual tax rates, slashes the corporate tax rate and eliminates many deductions and credits

Cautious Optimism for Next Three Years in Grains, Ethanol Markets

Rising incomes worldwide will underpin global demand and create opportunities for U.S. exports in grains, oilseeds and ethanol according to a new report from CoBanks Knowledge Exchange Division.

Biosecurity Research Institute at KSU, a Center for Research

Have you ever wondered who studies diseases and pathogens in plants, animals, and humans? Well the answer is right at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas.

Land Auctions are Heating Up

Farmers National Company's land auctions have been heating up in bidding activity. Paul Schadegg, Sales Manager, reported on a recent auction of seven tracts in Furnas County, Nebraska.The overall auction price was well above local expectations.

Secretary Perdue Announces FSA, Rural Development State Directors

On Friday, USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue announced state directors for the Farm Service Agency and Rural Development. Some new names and some are returning to service.

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