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Will high farmland values hold?

Main Street Economist , Issue 6

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A rural rebound in 2010

In 2010, rural America was at the forefront of the economic recovery. As sluggish job growth reined in the U.S. economy, rural firms harnessed stronger global commodity demand and raced ahead of their metro peers. In fact, rural job growth sped up in the second half of the year with jobs stretching 2 percent above year-ago levels in the third quarter, outpacing metro gains. In addition, rising exports of farm commodities and manufactured goods spurred job and income gains in rural communities, fueling optimism for economic prospects in 2011.
Main Street Economist , Issue 5

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Nebraska’s key industries drive growth

Nebraska Economist

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Will rural prosperity prevail in 2008?

The rural economy was strong in 2007. Record farm incomes were fueled by rising ethanol demand and by stronger export demand, which was driven in part by a weaker dollar. Farmers used the year?s higher profits both to strengthen their financial conditions and to boost investment in land and equipment. Meanwhile, businesses on Main Streets reaped benefits from the higher farm spending, and the fortunes of energy-dependent regions brightened with higher energy prices. ; As the year progressed, however, the outlook for the rural economy began to dim. Following national trends near the end of the ...
Economic Review , Volume 93 , Issue Q I , Pages 69-86

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Less uncertainty about future corn prices highlights liquidity

Main Street Economist , Issue 5 , Pages 1-7

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A spring rebound in Nebraska's housing market

Nebraska Economist , Issue Jun

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Nebraska’s job growth accelerates

Nebraska Economist , Issue Sept

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Strong sales spur Nebraska job gains

Nebraska Economist , Issue Mar

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Nebraska shakes off the summer slowdown

Nebraska Economist , Issue Dec

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Manufacturing nudges Nebraska’s economy forward

Nebraska Economist

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