Economy

Midwest producers hope hard cider will bring fame and fortune

Posted by Harvest Public Media, Jack Williams on

One Nebraska vineyard started producing hard apple cider after a shaky grape season. Today, it outpaces their wine production.

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Rental costs outpace housing voucher payments available to low-income families

Posted by RMPBS News Staff on

Rents rose 6.2 percent in Colorado between February 2015 and March 2016, more than triple the national average.

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Harvest Public Media: Unlike urban America, rural areas still waiting to recover from Great Recession

Posted by Luke Runyon, Harvest Public Media on

USDA report, "Rural America at a Glance 2016," shows economic health problems have proven stubbornly difficult to reverse: employment rates stagnated; population declined, then plateaued; people became poorer; more children grew hungry.

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Colorado immigrants and advocates anxiously await clarity, impact of new policy

Last Updated by RMPBS News Staff, Cynthia Hessin on

An estimated 4.9 percent of Colorado's workforce may be undocumented. "Now they're buying their cars, getting their credit cards. They're buying their houses, creating their own businesses."

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2015 Drought's Direct Costs to California Agriculture: $1.84 billion

Last Updated by Jim Trotter on

Although California is in the fourth year of punishing drought – with the last two years being among the hottest and driest on record a new analysis by the University of California shows surprising resilience in the state’s agricultural economy to go along with eye-popping losses.

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