Monthly Archives: November 2020

The Economic Perspective: “What Is the American Dream?”

Mary: This is Mary Walden with economist MW welcoming you to the economic perspective. Today’s program asks, what is the American Dream.  Mike, the American Dream has been a part of our national culture almost since the beginning of the

Sun Belt States Are Open to Sesame

Farmers have another crop option in the Sun Belt. Equinom announces the expansion of Smarter Sesame, an ideal spring/summer rotation crop. Smarter Sesame introduces a new level of profitability and efficiency in a crop designed for cultivation in the southern

Ag Contributions to the Energy Sector

What do ethanol and biodiesel contributions to the nation’s overall energy sector look like in 2020, and how might ag based energy contribute in the future? Rod Bain reports.

The Economic Perspective: “The Outlook for Holiday Sales”

Mary:  This is Mary Walden with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at the outlook for holiday sales.  Mike, we’re approaching the holiday sales period. With all the disruption caused by the pandemic, business closures,

A Different Route for the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree

This year’s U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree makes it usual trek to the Nation’s Capital, yet in ways unique compared to previous year’s traditions. Rod Bain reports.

Ag Economy Showing Some Signs of Improvement, but Risks Remain Ahead

Agricultural credit and farmer financial conditions are both a big concern in 2020 when COVID-19 ramped up earlier this year. Nathan Kauffman is Vice President and an executive of the Omaha, Nebraska branch of the Kansas City Federal Reserve. Speaking

The Economic Perspective: “Secondary Effects of Public Programs”

Mary:  I’m Mary Walden, with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.   Today’s program looks at secondary effects of public programs.  Mike, when a new public program is proposed, there are often studies released showing the program’s impacts.  But

Some Thanksgiving History and Twistery

Do you think you know all about the story of Thanksgiving? If so, there’s no need to listen to this report from Gary Crawford.

Trade with Canada Under Biden: USMCA, Tariffs, COOL

Most Canadians agree that President Donald Trump will not be remembered as a friendly neighbor. There were some high-points: an updated NAFTA was finalized under the Trump administration’s watch. And while negotiations were acrimonious at times, the North America-wide trade