David Ripplinger

Coming up on The Exchange, we have an update on the continuing concern over the Renewable Fuel Waivers that have reduced the amount of corn-based ethanol that is mixed into the nation’s gasoline.  It is hurting farmers and ethanol producers.  

We talk with North Dakota State Agriculture Economist David Ripplinger, who says exporting more ethanol to Brazil will be of some help, the problem of ethanol waivers remains. 

Also, we talk with an instructor from Morningside College about new Spanish textbook that mixes in culture with grammar.

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 Slow or no economic growth is expected over the next several months in nine Midwest and Plains states, according to a  new report from business supply managers. 

The report issued today says the Mid-America Business Conditions Index dropped below growth neutral in August, hitting 49.3 compared with 52.0 in July. The index had remained above growth neutral for 32 straight months.

Creighton University economist Ernie Goss blamed the slowdown on weak farm and manufacturing sectors, produced in part by tariffs and a global economic slowdown.

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A new report suggests slow or no economic growth over the next several months in nine Midwest and Plains states.

The report issued today says the Mid-America Business Conditions Index dropped below growth neutral in August, hitting 49.3 compared with 52.0 in July. The index had remained above growth neutral for 32 straight months.

Creighton University economist Ernie Goss oversees the survey, and he blamed the slowdown on weak farm and manufacturing sectors, produced in part by tariffs and a global economic slowdown.