WASHINGTON - U.S. consumer spending recorded its largest increase in nearly six years in May on strong demand for automobiles and other big-ticket items, further evidence that economic growth was gathering momentum in the second quarter.
WASHINGTON - U.S. consumer spending was unexpectedly flat in April as households cut back on purchases of automobiles and continued to boost savings, suggesting the economy was struggling to gain momentum early in the second quarter.
As a member of Congress representing South Dakota in both the U.S. House and Senate, and a member of the Agriculture Committee in both bodies, I have had the privilege of being actively involved when the last three farm bills were written.
NEW ORLEANS, La. — With 55 percent of U.S.-grown soybeans making their way into the export market in 2008-2009, the Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council has developed a program to show producers statewide just how their checkoff dollars are helping to fund international marketing programs.
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