farm economy http://tspr.org en Drones: Coming Soon to a Farm Near You? http://tspr.org/post/drones-coming-soon-farm-near-you <p>Unmanned aerial vehicles aren’t just for spies or for the battlefield. Farmers all over the country think drones can give them a leg up, too. Thu, 20 Mar 2014 18:39:46 +0000 Peter Gray/Harvest Public Media 50172 at http://tspr.org Drones: Coming Soon to a Farm Near You? Tri-States Farmers Face Choice http://tspr.org/post/tri-states-farmers-face-choice <p>Farmers who still have not been able to get into the fields will have a decision to make at the end of the month. Thu, 30 May 2013 20:19:41 +0000 Scott Stuntz 34715 at http://tspr.org Tri-States Farmers Face Choice The Rural Economy Report Card http://tspr.org/post/rural-economy-report-card <p>The vast area of the country between the cities has considerable strengths, recent studies show, although population growth generally has some negatives and the need for grocery stores specifically remains an unmet need. Creighton University&rsquo;s <a href="http://business.creighton.edu/centers-programs/economic-outlook/mainstreet-economy" target="_blank">Rural Mainstreet Index</a>, which assesses rural economic health based on a scale from 0 to 100, examines about 200 communities with an average population of 1,300 in Illinois and nine other Great Plains states.<br /> Wed, 25 Apr 2012 16:35:04 +0000 Bill Knight 14062 at http://tspr.org The Rural Economy Report Card