Is the ag economy heading toward a downturn similar to what occurred a decade ago? An extension economist suggests the answer is yes and no. Chad Hart with Iowa State University says commodity prices in 2023 remind him of 2013. “So we know things are... Read More.
By Lucky Kidd HUTCHINSON, Kan. — As of Monday, Hutchinson USD 308's enrollment is up a net 35 students from where the 2022-23 school year ended. Two significant factors from a report Superintendent Dawn Johnson presented to the USD... Read More.
A recent study shows plant-based alternatives for milk are far less nutritious than real dairy milk. Scientists at the University of Minnesota Nutrition Coordinating Center say the nutritional content of plant-based milk alternatives is not well documented, leaving gaps in the understanding about how... Read More.
Profits are down on many dairy farms. Cindy Swenson and her family milk around 270 cows in southern Minnesota and she says inflation is hurting demand. “Because consumers just don’t have the disposable income, which is lowering the milk price.” She tells Brownfield her family is... Read More.
Retail food prices continue to push higher, making 4th of July cookouts a little more costly. American Farm Bureau economist Veronica Nigh says the average cost for 10 people is up 17% to $69.68. She tells Brownfield proteins saw the biggest jump in prices. ... Read More.