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Cash farmland rents expected to fall by 16 percent in 2015

The Creighton University Rural Mainstreet Index for January rose slightly from December’s weak reading according to the monthly survey of bank CEOs in rural areas of a 10-state region dependent on agriculture and/or energy.


Meat of the Matter: Meat-free? No, free meat!

Who doesn’t like scoring a tasty, meaty restaurant entrée without paying? But you don’t have to dine and dash, you just have to chow down on one restaurant’s new vegan menu selection.

Here’s the bad news: If you didn’t visit your friendly neighborhood Chipotle restaurant on Monday, it’s too late.

For free meat, that is.

As a special promotion for its new Sofritas, customers who tried the new menu item on Jan. 26 can redeem their receipt for a free entree on a return visit through Feb. 28.

Ag Policy

Temple Grandin says the livestock industry needs to 'change some practices and open up the doors'

“Fixing the slaughter plants was easy,” Temple Grandin told the 2015 annual meeting of the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF). “But now I see problems that we are going to have to fix at the farm: lame dairy cows, emaciated dairy cows because somebody let them go too long, animal production to the point we are starting to have problems with animal biology. We need to look at what is optimal not what is maximum."


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