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Interest rates are low. The 10-year Treasury bond rate, which forecasters use as a benchmark, averaged 1.6 percent in August. That's the third lowest monthly rate in the past 20 years. The 30-year home mortgage rate averaged 3.4 percent in August. That's the fifth lowest rate in the past 20 years.
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Is it August already? While I'm gearing up for my economics class at Purdue, it's a good time to take a look at the economy. Got to offer those eager young people the latest word!
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"Aquaponics is a relatively new discipline," said Bob Rode, Purdue Aquaponics Research Lab manager and a presenter at the conference. "Although it may sound simple, there are many facets to be considered. This conference is an excellent opportunity for potential producers to learn more about it and why it is so appealing."
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Do you have an established reforestation plot or area of woodlands that you would like to find a new way to diversify? Are you seeking a different approach to reforestation by adding in farming? Are you interested in growing ginseng? Learn how ginseng could potentially add additional income.
Britain's departure from the European Union would have little direct effect on U.S. agricultural trade but could slow Indiana's economic growth tied to manufacturing, Purdue University agricultural economists say.
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A new publication from Purdue Extension will help clarify the rules of the road for farmers. A Farmer's Guide to Indiana Transportation Regulations is designed to help farmers determine what category they fit in under state and federal transportation laws, then quickly look up the regulations that apply to them.
Current supplies of gasoline and expected production this year should keep prices at the fuel pump 40-60 cents per gallon lower than last summer despite supply disruptions that have pushed prices higher in recent months, especially in the Midwest, Purdue University energy economist Wally Tyner says.

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