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Author:Novack, Nancy 

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A resurgent rural economy spurs farmland values

The rural economy broke free from the reins of recession in 2004 with an especially strong performance in the farm sector. Net farm income easily surpassed the record high of 2003. And the weakness that plagued the nonfarm rural economy in recent years appears to have been replaced with stronger job growth and higher incomes. Strong performances in the farm and nonfarm sectors have led to soaring land values. Rising incomes are often capitalized into asset values, and the past year was no exception. Rising rural incomes quickly led to strong land value gains. Since real estate is rural ...
Economic Review , Volume 90 , Issue Q I , Pages 59-82

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The rise of ethanol in rural America

Main Street Economist , Issue Mar

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Bridging the gap in rural healthcare

Main Street Economist , Issue Sep

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Main streets of tomorrow : growing and financing rural entrepreneurs : a conference summary

Entrepreneurship is the new focal point for rural development. This was the consensus of 200 rural policy officials and experts who gathered in Kansas City on April 28-29 for the fourth annual rural policy conference hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City?s Center for the Study of Rural America. For much of the past half century, rural development has been driven by twin incentives aimed at business recruitment and retention. This strategy is no longer working so well, however, for one simple reason?globalization. In a global marketplace, lower cost business sites abound, making ...
Economic Review , Volume 88 , Issue Q III , Pages 73-85

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Will rains and a national recovery spur a rural rebound?

Main Street Economist , Issue Dec

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Building new competitive advantages for the 21st century

Main Street Economist , Issue Jan

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New governance for a new rural economy : reinventing public and private institutions

Main Street Economist , Issue Aug

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The farm slump eases

Another big package of government financial aid cushioned the farm slump in 2000 but did little to lift agriculture's spirit. Overall, the industry's major financial indicators stayed remarkably healthy. Farmers delivered more red meat and poultry to supermarkets than ever before, and strong consumer demand in the robust U.S. economy boosted livestock prices and profits. But another big crop swamped still sluggish global markets, and weak crop prices held down farm incomes. In the end, help from Washington propped up the industry's financial indicators for the third consecutive year.> Barkema ...
Economic Review , Volume 85 , Issue Q IV , Pages 37-49

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The income divide in rural America

Main Street Economist , Issue Oct

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Innovations in rural governance : 2003 annual report

Main Street Economist , Issue Jan



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