One economic issue getting a lot of attention is particularly associated with rural areas: agriculture. Global trade, relationships with countries such as China and Mexico, and agricultural commodity prices have a major impact on ag and farming due to the large quantity of commodity crops we export around the world. Prices for corn and soybeans ...
Each year, the Center for Rural Policy and Development provides a brief update on various economic and demographic data in rural Minnesota. As policy discussions concerning rural Minnesota unfold, it is important to understand the past, present, and potential futures of rural regions. This report provides historical data points, illustrating how rural conditions have changed ...
Click to listen: RuralMN Radio, 1/11/19 We’re with Kevin Paap, president of Minnesota Farm Bureau, again this week to continue our conversation on the Farm Bill and some of the big issues with agriculture this legislative session.
This week we talk with Kevin Paap, president of Minnesota Farm Bureau, to talk about what’s going on with ag exports, relief for farmers affected by the trade war, and opening more markets for Minnesota products.
We continue our conversation with Dave Ladd of RDL Associates talking about the issues and components of the recently passed and signed Farm Bill.
Dave Ladd, president RDL& Associates and a CRPD board member, joins us this week to talk about the recently passed Farm Bill. Dave discusses some of the high points of the bill, in particular the rural development section, which addresses both physical and technological infrastructure.
Farm Fest 2018 will feature the “World Series” of candidate forums with big races in the Senate, Congress and for governor. Kent Thiesse tells us more about this annual ag event Aug. 7-9 at the Gilfillan Estate near Redwood Falls.
Dave Ladd of RDL & Associates is our guest again this week talking about the impact of tariffs on trade for agriculture and other American industries. We talk about the importance of being seen as a reliable trading partner on the international scene for our state economy, both urban and rural.
Dave Ladd, president of RDL & Associates, joins us today to talk about the impact of the current tariffs and trade wars on our economy and individuals.
We’re back again with Tim Velde, Yellow Medicine County farmer and member of the Center for Rural Policy and Development’s board representing Minnesota Farmers Union. This week Tim and Jim talk about a top concern of farmers, access to health care and health insurance.