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Low commodity prices contribute to negative Mainstreet economy

The latest Rural Mainstreet Index has sunk below growth neutral for a sixth straight month. Creighton University economist Ernie Goss says lower agricultural commodity prices has been the biggest factor. “It’s the top risk at least according to the bankers. “Now they’re not farmers... Read More.

Rural Mainstreet Economy sees another slump

A monthly survey of rural bankers in the Midwest suggests farm incomes could trend lower in 2024. Creighton University economist Ernie Goss says the December Rural Mainstreet Index sank below growth neutral for a fourth straight month and more than half of bank CEOs... Read More.