How Do You Capture the Economic Value of Free Digital Services Such as Search?
Recent findings from the MIT Sloan School of Management help capture the economic value of free digital goods.
How Has the Farm Bill Fared in its First Year?
In spite of a few glitches, the Agriculture Act of 2014 (the farm bill) is working, says Val Dolcini, administrator for the Farm Service Agency.
Here's How a Comprehensive Farm Bill Goes Way Beyond Our Farms:
See the President's daily schedule, explore behind-the-scenes photos from inside the White House, and find out all the ways you can engage with the most interactive administration in our country's history.
June 20 PM Update from the Corridor Business Journal
The delinquency rate for mortgage loans on residential properties in Iowa was 4.65 percent at the end of the first quarter of 2012, a decrease of 117 basis points from the fourth quarter of 2011, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) Among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, Iowa ranked 42nd in delinquencies and 41st in foreclosures started. Mississippi ranked first in delinquencies with a rate of 10.93 percent and Florida ranked first in foreclosure starts with a rate of…
Farm Bill Stalemate, Part 3-Conservation Concerns
The conservation title is traditionally one of the least controversial and partisan of the major, mandatory funding titles in a farm bill debate; that the conservation title is part of the current stalemate adds to the concerns about the 2018 farm bill.
How The Farm Bill Could Erode Part Of The ACA
A provision of this massive legislation would provide funding to help agricultural groups set up association health plans — a longtime GOP-favored mechanism to reduce health insurance costs for sma…
Realtor.com Economic Research
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How to profit from economic cycles
In the conclusion of this four part series we look at how you can profit from an understanding of the four seasons of the economy.
USDA Offers Food Safety Tips for Areas Affected by Flooding
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service is issuing food safety recommendations for parts of the Midwest as severe storms have caused widespread flooding from central Oklahoma to southern Indiana and parts of Missouri.
Commodity organizations set crop insurance as top farm bill priority
The statement comes as the House and Senate agriculture committees announced a stepped up committee hearing schedule that may presage an effort to actually begin writing the next four- or five-year farm bill.
What you need to know about the House farm bill
An inside look on the beginning of the 2018 Farm Bill officially rolled out by House Agriculture Committee chairman Mike Conaway.
Ag Groups Discuss What They Want in the New Farm Bill
The dynamics leading into the next farm bill debate are remarkably different than the last time around.
What’s the latest economic research on Africa? CSAE Round-up
Submitted by David Evans On Thu, 03/24/2016 The last two days of CSAE 2016 included a host of additional papers, as well as a lively plenary on Industrializing Africa , with presentations from Adrian Wood (“Industrialising Africa in Global Perspective”), Margaret McMillan (“The Role of Domestic and Regional Markets in African Manufacturing”), Helen Hai (“Would Africa become the next Manufacturing Floor of the world?”), and Nebil…
What Was USDA Thinking?
USDA told us in the June 28 Grain Stocks and Acreage reports on Friday that producers had planted, or still intended to plant, 91.7 million acres to corn in 2019.
Economic Factors Drive Top Risks
by Hilary Tuttle | June 1, 2019 at 6:00 am Economic slowdown or slow recovery was ranked as the top risk facing businesses this year, according to Aon’s 2019 Global Risk Management Survey, followed by reputation or brand damage “Accelerated rates of change in market factors” was third, up from 38th in 2017, driven by “erratic trade policy and regulatory changes, large-scale geopolitical conflicts, frequent financial…
Key Amendment to Farm Bill Fails by Large, Bi-partisan Vote, Paves Way for House's Passage
The sugar program is safe for another year. The leaders of the House Agriculture Committee are speaking again. All is well in farm policy country.
Sen. Grassley Sets Stage for New Farm Bill, Calls Crop Insurance His Top Priority
Iowa Republican Senator Chuck Grassley says his top Farm Bill priority in the 115th Congress is to preserve a vigorous crop insurance program, noting there is no safety net more valuable to farmers and taxpayers. “It not only saves the taxpayers money, because obviously if we didn’t have crop insurance and you had disasters in
What's Cooking? USDA Mixing Bowl
Find more recipes at www.usda.gov/whatscooking USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender Nutrition Information Deep Dish Apple Cranberry Pie Makes: 10 servings Ingredients 2 1⁄2 cups cranberries (fresh or frozen) 3⁄4 cup sugar 1 teaspoon apple pie spice 1 pie crust (prepared) Directions 1. Stir all ingredients (except for the pie crust) together in a medium sized mixing bowl and place in a 10-inch deep dish pie pan. 2. Place one pie crust on top of the fruits. Cut 3 or…
USDA Report Answers Few Questions on 2019 Crops
The recent round of crop reports from the Department of Agriculture have done little to assure commodity markets the size of this years harvest. Micheal Clements has more.
USDA awards $20.5 million in conservation projects
USDA is awarding $20.5 million for 45 projects that will advance the conservation of natural resources, including increasing habitat for pollinators and helping farmers and ranchers make their operations more resilient to climate change.