United States Department of Agriculture

  • Government, Nonprofits Rush to Moore’s Aid Following Tornado

    After a strong tornado ravaged through Moore and south Oklahoma City, killing at least 51 people and leaving the rescue workers searching desperately throughout the night for missing children at the destroyed Plaza Towers Elementary School, a series of non-profit and governmental organizations have announced their support for the devastated area.

    South 26 May 2013 00:43
  • Fed on the Housing Bubble; Chicago Fed Activity Down; Residential Values Up

    According to the Federal Reserve, the best way to prevent future housing bubbles is to require lenders to be tougher in enforcing loans based on one's income. The Chicago Fed reported that its economic activity is below trend. The Residential Price Index, on the other hand, increased month-over-month.

    National 21 August 2012 14:04
  • Drought Worsens; Global Food Prices, Exports Up; Imports Down

    Food prices will be going up as a result of national droughts. Agriculture officials are planning a major meeting next month to discuss alternatives for the rising dilemma. Imports might be down, but exports were up in June. Another Fed president spoke up in favor of QE3.

    National 13 August 2012 13:54
  • Apartment Market Stays on a Roll; Nation's Corn Crop Withers

    For the sixth quarter in a row, the apartment industry improved across all indexes in NMHC's survey; the Agriculture Department's latest report on the nation's corn crop is far more pessimistic.

    National 31 July 2012 13:40

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