AgriTalk: What Role Could Border Wall Play With Infrastructure?

January 8, 2019 11:24 AM
 
Today on AgriTalk, Ken Eriksen of Informa talks U.S. infrastructure and the president’s proposed border security wall, and Professor Jim Mintert of Purdue University talks about the latest Ag Economy Barometer.

Today on AgriTalk, Ken Eriksen of Informa talks U.S. infrastructure and the president’s proposed border security wall, and Professor Jim Mintert of Purdue University talks about the latest Ag Economy Barometer.



 

Now that Democrats are in control of the House, could infrastructure be a way for them to reach across the political aisle and fix and maintain U.S. infrastructure? Ken Eriksen of Informa Economics talks about the issue of finding labor to repair current projects and begin new ones, including President Trump’s U.S.-Mexico wall.

Each month, the Purdue University/CME Group releases its Ag Economy Barometer. The survey was conducted in December, ahead of the announcement of the market facilitation program payments and the signing of the farm bill. Professor Jim Mintert of Purdue University, talks about why the barometer was pulled down in December compared to November.

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