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Author:Henderson, Jason 

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Can grain elevators survive record crop prices?

Main Street Economist , Issue 3

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Financial challenges facing farm enterprises

Main Street Economist , Issue 1

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What are the risks in today’s farmland market?

Main Street Economist , Issue 1

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Will energy markets refuel the rural economy?

The rural economy began 2006 facing an uncertain outlook. For two years, rural growth had been unusually strong. But rising energy prices threatened to stall the expansion. Many businesses had already been weakened by high input costs, and many households were feeling squeezed by higher costs for gas and heating fuel. As the year progressed, however, some rural communities were able to harness the power of high energy prices by taking part in its production. ; Energy activity helped boost the fortunes of many rural places, but the rural economy as a whole slowed in 2006. Nonfarm economic ...
Economic Review , Volume 92 , Issue Q I , Pages 53-74

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Gauging a region's entrepreneurial potential

Regions are facing rapidly evolving pressures from today?s global economy. The old rules of the game, where traditional assets such as cheap land and labor determined a region?s success or failure, no longer apply. Instead, new categories of assets are shaping economic prospects?assets like workforce skills, lifestyle amenities, access to capital and information, and innovative activity. Finding new pathways to tap these assets makes economic success much easier. The first step along each new pathway is to measure a region?s assets. The Center for the Study of Rural America is working to ...
Economic Review , Volume 90 , Issue Q III , Pages 61-89

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Will the farm rebound lead a rural recovery?

Main Street Economist , Issue Feb

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Recognizing risk in global agriculture: a summary of the 2011 Agricultural Symposium

The recent rebound in agriculture?s profitability combined with projections of burgeoning global demand for food, fiber and fuel suggest the industry has entered a new ?golden era.? Still, the glint of banner profits in agriculture could turn out to be fool?s gold. While many in agriculture have enjoyed booming profits in recent years, market risks have soared amid high and volatile commodity prices.
Main Street Economist , Issue 4

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Recession catches rural America

As the recession intensified in 2008, rural economies held firm. Through the first half of the year, strong commodity prices supported robust farm incomes and contributed to relatively stronger gains on Main Street. Moreover, the housing correction was less intense than in urban areas, and the financial crisis was less severe than on Wall Street. ; While these factors shielded the rural economy from the worst of the recession, rural America was not immune. The foundations of rural economic strength in 2008--high commodity prices, robust export activity, and rising ethanol demand--were ...
Economic Review , Volume 94 , Issue Q I , Pages 65-87

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Rural America's fiscal challenge

Fiscal challenges at state and local governments are a potential threat to the economic recovery in rural America. Rural communities depend heavily on intergovernmental transfers from the states to provide local services. Many people in rural communities rely on the state or local government for their jobs and on Medicaid as part of their income. Thus, rural economies are highly susceptible to state budget shortfalls. As state governments cut spending in response to looming budget deficits in coming years, rural America's fiscal problems may also deepen.
Main Street Economist , Issue 3

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What is driving food price inflation?

Main Street Economist , Issue 1

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