An eastern Asian weed found its way into Iowa this year. Mile-a-minute weed is invasive and has been found as far west as Indiana and Kentucky with one outlier in Oregon. This is the plant’s first appearance in Iowa.
On Markets Now, Tyne Morgan talks with Michael Langemeier, ag economist with Purdue University; Christ Hurt, ag economist with Purdue University; and Jim Mintert, director of the center for commercial agriculture.
Two of the better-known indicators of the farm economy, Creighton University’s Rural Mainstreet Index and The Purdue/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer, have both turned higher in January, showing improved moods.