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Operating Loans Drive Recent Increases in Farm Lending
By Nathan Kauffman and Maria Akers
The April release of the Agricultural Finance Databook reports that farm loan volumes at commercial banks rose dramatically in the first quarter of 2014, driven by increased demand for short-term production loans.
Location Decisions of Natural Gas Extraction Establishments:A Smooth Transition Count Model Approac
By Jason P. Brown and Dayton M. Lambert
Business establishments involved in natural gas extraction are more likely to locate in counties where approximately 20 percent or more of the area of surrounding counties is covered by shale and tight gas formations.
Getting Crude to Market: Central U.S. Oil Transportation Challenges
By Chad Wilkerson and Nida Cakir Melek
This issue of the Main Street Economist examines the evolution of oil transportation networks and the challenges faced in moving ever-increasing amounts of crude from the central United States.
- Nebraska's Key Industries Drive Growth
Effect of Aging on Labor Force Participation Rates in the Mountain States
By Alison Felix and Sam Chapman
This issue of the Rocky Mountain Economist examines the decline in labor force participation across age cohorts in recent years and estimates how much of the recent decline is due to an aging population for Colorado, New Mexico, and Wyoming.
Farm Income and Land Values Soften Further
By Nathan Kauffman and Maria Akers
According to the latest Agricultural Credit Survey tighter profit margins for crop producers were a drag on farm income in the first quarter of 2014 despite improved profitability in the livestock sector.
Production of Natural Gas From Shale in Local Economies: A Resource Blessing or Curse?
By Jason P. Brown
In the First Quarter 2014 Economic Review, Jason P. Brown examines the effect of a recent boom in natural gas extraction on local economies in the central United States and finds a moderate positive effect on labor markets.
The Impact of an Aging Population on State Tax Revenues
By Alison Felix and Kate Watkins
People tend to earn less and spend less when they retire. As the baby boom generation retires, the aging of the U.S. population will likely reduce state governments’ revenue per capita from income taxes and sales taxes significantly.
- Kansas, Missouri Economies Continue to Grow
- Oklahoma Economic Growth Continues at Modest Pace
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Main Street Economist
The Main Street Economist is a bimonthly publication discussing major economic issues and opportunities for agriculture and rural America.
The Midwest Economist
The Midwest Economist is a quarterly publication that provides economic information for Kansas and western Missouri.
The Nebraska Economist
The Nebraska Economist is a quarterly publication that provides economic information and insights on the state's economy.
The Oklahoma Economist
The Oklahoma Economist is a quarterly publication that provides economic information and insights on the state's economy.
The Rocky Mountain Economist
The Rocky Mountain Economist is a quarterly publication that provides economic information for the states of Colorado, New Mexico and Wyoming.
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