Category: Agriculture

The impacts of agriculture on employment and earnings

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 ...

The State of Rural 2019

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 ...

Kevin Paap talks Farm Bill, pt 2

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.