corn prices

Ag News: Corn Price Spike Muddies Ethanol
**Higher corn prices muddied the U.S. ethanol industry, but the full impact of the corn price spike might not be felt for weeks. The Renewable Fuels Association estimates about two dozen of the 200 U.S. ethanol plants are idled and another two dozen have reduced production. ...
The Cost of Raising a Child and 2017 Farm Economy Outlook
If you’ve been blessed with starting a family in recent years, a fair warning that it’s going to cost you. That's apparent from USDA's latest “Cost of Raising a Child” report, which estimates that for a child born in 2015, a middle-income married couple will spend $233,610 (in 2015 dollars) on child-rearing expenses until the child turns 18...