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Rural economy expands in June RMI survey

An ag economist says there’s some optimism in the rural economy despite high interest rates. Ernie Goss with Creighton University says the latest Rural Mainstreet Index rose to its highest level since May 2022. “Things are growing in the rural Mainstreet economy based upon agriculture,... Read More.

USDA funding soil survey research

The USDA is awarding $3 million for regional grants to build soil survey research and data collection. The Natural Resources Conservation Service plans to fund projects that address emerging issues such as urban soil surveys, climate, or soil biodiversity and crossover into ecological sites... Read More.