Jason Henderson, associate dean in the College of Agriculture and Director of Purdue University extension, said the "rural economy in general is doing well, especially those who are tied to commodity markets."
Merger talks continue for 2 big sellers of fertilizer
Illinois-based CF Industries Holdings, Inc. confirmed last week it is discussing a possible merger with Yara International ASA in Norway – a deal that would lead to the world’s largest fertilizer supplier.
U.S., Brazil finally iron out years-long cotton dispute
The United States and Brazil announced last week the conclusion to a cotton trade dispute in the World Trade Organization that stretched more than a decade and prompted a change in U.S. farm bill cotton programs.