News notes

Rural reliance on food stamps increases

The issue of hunger isn’t just associated with people in inner cities. A new study shows some of the greatest need can be found where America’s food supply is grown and raised. Jon Bailey with the Center for Rural Affairs authored the report, which examines the use of food stamps, now called 'SNAP' benefits, from 2008 to 2012.


Welcomed rain

A bigger crop than previously expected is predicted as adequate rain and cool temperatures made for favorable growing the past few weeks. Nebraska with 1.51 billion and Minnesota with 1.34 billion bushels of corn.