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Americans Prove They Don’t Give A Cluck About “Cage-Free”; They Just Want Cheap Eggs

“Cage-free” eggs were supposed to be the next big thing in America.  Over the past several years everyone from McDonalds to Wal-Mart has promised to convert to cage-free eggs on the premise that millennial consumers would demand at least 144 square inches of space for the layers of their morning omelettes to frolic in freedom. […]

The Working Class Can’t Afford The American Dream

For millions of middle- and working-class Americans, the "American Dream" is all but dead.  Far from being able to afford their own homes, the Fed’s latest survey on the wellbeing of US households revealed that nearly a quarter of Americans are unable to pay their monthly bills on time, and nearly half have less than […]

The Ag Paradox: Farm Incomes And Equipment Purchases Tank While John Deere’s Stock Soars

Last week we wrote about the U.S Department of Agriculture’s latest biannual report of farm incomes which painted a very bleak picture for the American farmer.  In its first forecast for 2017, the USDA saw real farm cash receipts down 14% versus 2015 and 36% from the previous high set in 2012 as farm debt […]