Associated Press: Trade tensions weigh on outlook for rural parts of 10 states

Weak economic growth is expected to continue in rural parts of 10 Plains and Western states, but all the recent trade disputes may shrink profits.

Creighton University economist Ernie Goss says the new tariffs are hurting grain prices, which were already weak.

The overall economic index for the region declined to 53.8 in July from June’s 56.1.


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