JEC Democrats report: The rural economy has been held back

· June 20, 2018

DYK rural families on average earn 25 percent less than their urban counterparts, but live in areas with some of the highest rates of upward economic mobility in the nation? Joint Economic Committee Democrats today released a new report that examines the current state of the rural economy, and proposes policies that could revitalize rural […]

‘Got Jobs?’ campaign highlights dairy’s economic impact in U.S.

· May 22, 2018

Most Americans know milk and other dairy products are an essential part of a healthy diet. But less well-known is dairy’s contribution to the health of the U.S. economy and the economies of every state across the country. That’s why a new storytelling campaign “Got Jobs?” was launched by the U.S. dairy industry to shine […]


Ag Barometer: Trade war taking a toll on producer sentiment

· May 2, 2018

Trade war concerns are putting a damper on producer sentiment toward the agricultural economy, according to the latest Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer. The Ag Barometer has declined for the second month amid looming trade war concerns. The April barometer reading of 125 was 10 points lower than a month earlier and 15 points below […]

Ag not only produces 3 square meals, but 1 in 4 U.S. jobs

· November 16, 2017

While most U.S. consumers are a generation or two removed from the family farm, the food and agriculture industry continues to play a critical role in not only feeding our nation, but also our economy. A nationwide economic impact study released today found that more than one-fifth (or 20.4%) of the nation’s economy is linked, […]

Producer optimism down due to economy, NAFTA uncertainty

· October 3, 2017

Producers aren’t feeling so optimistic about the future of the agricultural economy, according to the latest Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer. The overall barometer held steady from August to September with a reading of 132 as its two sub-indices – the Index of Future Expectations and the Index of Current Conditions – shifted in […]

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