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A Tale of Two Economies: Farmers Struggle despite Strong U.S. Economy
Dropping commodity prices have caused U.S. farm income to plunge in recent years. Relatively steady farmland prices, however, have helped farmers stay solvent.
Bourbon and Whiskey Distillers Face Rosy Tourism, Vexing Tariffs
U.S. distillers face retaliatory tariffs abroad, but tourism related to whiskey remains a bright spot.
How the Russia-Ukraine War Helped Fuel Record Fertilizer Prices
The Russia-Ukraine war further tightened the global supply of fertilizer, pushing prices to record highs in March 2022 and causing concern for U.S. farmers.
Freshwater Scarcity Risk Rises in the U.S. and Eighth District
Although fresh water was once considered abundant, growing scarcity issues are putting pressure on parts of the U.S.—including in the Fed’s Eighth District.