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.
We catch up this week with Yellow Medicine County farmer Tim Velde, a member the the Center for Rural Policy and Development’s board representing Minnesota Farmers Union. Tim talks about how the one bill that always passed, the federal Farm Bill, was held up and why.
This week we finish our conversation with Center board member and Minnesota Farm Bureau President Kevin Paap. Kevin touches on the Farm Bill and health insurance for farmers.
Center board member and Minnesota Farm Bureau President Kevin Paap joins us again to talk about the current state of agriculture in Minnesota. This week we talk about renewable fuels and how changes in the standards at the federal level could affect corn and soybean growers in this uniquely volatile and unpredictable industry. We ...
Center board member and Minnesota Farm Bureau President Kevin Paap joined us recently to talk about the current state of agriculture in Minnesota and the possible impacts some policies being discussed right now, like tariffs and NAFTA, could have on the industry and farmers.
Each year, the Center for Rural Policy and Development produces the State of Rural Minnesota report, a brief update on the economy and demography of rural Minnesota. As policy discussions concerning rural Minnesota unfold, it is important to understand the past, present, and potential futures of our rural regions.
Kent Thiesse, vice president at MinnStar Bank and a Farm Management Specialist, joins us today to talk about what renegotiating NAFTA, or pulling out of it altogether, would mean for agriculture, especially in the Upper Midwest.
EXCERPT: “Seventy five percent of farmers and farm workers surveyed in conjunction with an online study say they are or have been directly impacted by opioid abuse — compared to less than half of all rural residents. Only 31 percent of all survey respondents indicated they know that rural communities are affected most by the opioid ...
EXCERPT: “A new Farm & Rural Helpline is now available to Minnesota farmers and rural residents. The service, funded by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA), is free, confidential, and open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The toll free number is (833) 600-2670. Farmers and rural communities face unique stresses and emotional ...