News for Economic

Tuesday, April 06, 2021
The Land Trends and Value Survey, presented by the Iowa Farm and Land Chapter #2 REALTORS Land Institute, reported a statewide average increase of 7.8% for tillable cropland values from September 2020 to March 2021 period. In our east central district, high quality cropland is selling at $11,191 per acre, or at the second highest rate in the state. Timber is selling at $2,981 per acre. “The ...read more
Categories: Community, Economic
Friday, April 02, 2021
Director Tanya N. Garfield of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Disaster Field Operations Center-West today reminded small nonfarm businesses in 42 Iowa counties and neighboring counties in Illinois of the May 3, 2021, deadline to apply for an SBA federal disaster loan for economic injury. These low-interest loans are to offset economic losses because of reduced revenues caused by the ...read more
Categories: Economic, Community
Wednesday, October 07, 2020
Alan “Al” Tubbs is this year’s recipient of the Bruning Award for his leadership and longstanding dedication to providing financial guidance and support to farmers, agricultural businesses and small communities in rural America.  “It’s remarkable to have my past work in the agriculture and financial industries recognized,” said Tubbs. “Agriculture is where I’ve grown up and the largest segment of ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, Human Interest, Chamber, Economic, General News Article, Press Release
Wednesday, October 07, 2020
Ohnward Bancshares, Inc. financial institutions ranked in the American Bankers Association’s top 100 list for farm lenders by dollar volume. The institutions – First Central State Bank, Maquoketa State Bank and Ohnward Bank & Trust – ranked 90th in the country for agriculture lending by dollar volume in the second quarter of 2020. Ohnward’s roots were built through helping the eastern Iowa and ...read more
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