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Duvall Addresses Delaware Farm Bureau Meeting

American Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall was special guest speaker at the recent Delaware Farm Bureau annual meeting in Dover. In his visits to every state in the nation plus Puerto Rico, Duvall said he has seen three common issues facing farmers: ag labor, regulatory reform and regulations and trade.

 

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40% of Rural Bankers Peg Loan Defaults as 2019’s Biggest Challenge

The January 2019 Rural Mainstreet Index (RMI) reveals the rural economy is seeing continued neutral growth. The monthly survey of bank CEOs in a 10-state Midwest region dropped to 51.5 for this month. In December 2018, the index was 54.2. January marks the 11th time in the past 12 months the index[…]

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