Tag Archives: economics

LSU AgCenter releases crop budget tools for 2021 crop year

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• By Kenneth Gautreaux • Having a healthy farm economy is important on the local and national levels. To help farmers make informed choices,  Louisiana State University AgCenter economists have released their latest budget planning and decision tools for the 2021 crop year. Economist Michael Deliberto and research associate Brian Hilburn have developed a system of budgets and spreadsheets to ... Read More »

Arkansas State’s annual ag business conference goes virtual Feb. 10

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Arkansas State University’s annual Agribusiness Conference will be a virtual event in 2021. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 virtual conference will be presented live via WebEx Wednesday, Feb. 10. The 27th annual conference will focus on the outlook for the economy and agribusiness, commodity markets, and the impact of the 2020 election on agricultural policy. The event will ... Read More »

UArk takes a hard look at COVID-19 impacts on state’s economy

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• By Mary Hightower • Arkansas agriculture and the state’s rural areas may face the potential for significant disruption in supply chain, labor and government services due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a multi-sector economic impact released by the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. The 15-page report, released Friday, provides an overview of potential ... Read More »

USDA plans to relocate NIFA, ERS to Kansas City

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service and National Institute of Food and Agriculture will relocate to the Kansas City region from the Washington, D.C., area. The other areas that had been considered were North Carolina and Indiana. “Following a rigorous site selection process, the Kansas City region provides a win win – maximizing our mission function by putting taxpayer ... Read More »