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Spotlight on Economics: Forecasting Oil Production in N.D.   ( 2015-06-22 )
Oil production in North Dakota could reach 41.18 million barrels by January 2020.
Spotlight on Economics: Monetary Policy and Slack in the Labor Market   ( 2015-06-15 )
Some slack may remain in the U.S. labor market.
Spotlight on Economics: Area Agriculture Experiences Regional and Farm Type Role Reversal   ( 2015-06-08 )
Farms outside of the Red River Valley and livestock operations outperformed Red River Valley farms and crop farms in 2014.
Spotlight on Economics: Evolution of Small-asset Credit Unions   ( 2015-05-27 )
Small-asset credit unions are the most common, comprising 23 percent of all U.S. credit unions in 2012 and averaging 900 members.
Spotlight on Economics: Jet Fuel Costs and Airfares   ( 2015-04-28 )
Airfares and jet fuel prices do not move in lock step because jet fuel costs merely reflect one of the supply factors.
Spotlight on Economics: Freedom and Flourishing   ( 2015-04-14 )
With increased economic freedom, people lead more prosperous and happier lives. People enjoy these benefits while maintaining, and possibly enhancing, social trust and civic engagement.
Spotlight on Economics: North Dakota is an Oil State   ( 2015-03-26 )
The decline in rigs means less employment, spending and tax revenue.
Spotlight on Economics: Boldly Taking That First Step Toward Success   ( 2015-03-18 )
Most of us would agree that it is good to have goals. In reality, however, there are plenty of us whose experience in goal development is limited to the confines of an assignment in school, a workplace requirement or an organizational exercise.
Spotlight on Economics: Significant Interventions in World Grain Markets: FSU and China   ( 2015-02-23 )
In some years, the former Soviet Union is up to 24 percent of the world trade. This almost compares with adding the equivalent of two times the exports of Canada onto the world market.
Spotlight on Economics: Monitoring Asset Values in 2015   ( 2015-02-03 )
Although lenders rely upon cash flow measures to justify loans, they also rely heavily upon the balance sheet, specifically agricultural assets, to provide security and strength to loan decisions.
Spotlight on Economics: Does the Way We Manage Water Change as Needs Change?   ( 2015-01-13 )
The rules for managing water often are complex and subject to court cases.
Spotlight on Economics: Byproduct Exports Important to Cattle Prices   ( 2014-12-23 )
Beef byproducts include all edible and inedible items from harvested cattle that are not part of the dressed carcass.
Spotlight on Economics: Preparing for 2015   ( 2014-12-01 )
It is just as important at this time to consider the volatility in agriculture as it is to focus on recent declines in crop commodity prices. Do you know what you will do with your earnings if crop commodity prices rebound?
Spotlight on Economics: China’s Growing Demand for Meat   ( 2014-10-24 )
Recent studies suggest that total average per capita meat consumption in China could grow from about 60 kilograms in 2010 to nearly 100 kg per person per year by 2030.
Spotlight on Economics: Is There Room for Improved Farm Production Efficiency?   ( 2014-09-03 )
Advancing computer models are offering new opportunities to analyze business performance.
Spotlight On Economics: The 2014 Farm Bill and North Dakota   ( 2014-08-27 )
Each decision has its advantages, rules and limitations.
Spotlight on Economics: Federal Reserve "Tapering"   ( 2014-08-12 )
The Fed began tapering at its December 2013 meeting by reducing monthly bond purchases by $10 billion (equally split between treasury securities and MBS).
Spotlight on Economics: Women in Ag Economics   ( 2014-08-05 )
In the undergraduate programs, you will not only learn economics, you also will apply your broad knowledge and personal experiences, coupled with your quantitative and analytical skills, to solve problems, present ideas, analyze data and have fun.
Spotlight on Economics: Why Not Raise the Minimum Wage?   ( 2014-07-09 )
The current minimum wage falls below what most consider to be a "living wage" on which a family actually could be supported. Thus, raising the minimum wage has been seen as a way to reduce poverty.
Spotlight on Economics: Low-carbon Corn   ( 2014-06-17 )
New technology and improved practices have resulted in average U.S. corn yields rising from 20 bushels per acre in 1930 to more than 150 bushels per acre today.
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Dairy Focus: Dairy Focus: June is Month to Learn About Dairy Farms  (2015-06-11)  Dairy has a rich tradition in North Dakota.  FULL STORY
Spotlight on Economics: Spotlight on Economics: Forecasting Oil Production in N.D.  (2015-06-22)  Oil production in North Dakota could reach 41.18 million barrels by January 2020.  FULL STORY
BeefTalk: BeefTalk: Pounds of Calf Weaned per Acre  (2015-07-01)  The pounds of calf weaned per acre is key to the evaluation of any cattle system.  FULL STORY
Prairie Fare: Prairie Fare: July is National Picnic Month  (2015-07-02)  Be sure to protect your food from visible and invisible unwanted guests.  FULL STORY
Small-business Savvy: Small-business Savvy: Speak Your Customers’ Language  (2015-07-02)  Customers want to hear about a product’s benefits instead of features.  FULL STORY
 
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