Regional Bankers Point to Low Commodity Prices as Biggest Risk for Farms in 2024

Posted February 15, 2024 Creighton University released its Rural Mainstreet Index for February and reported that 44 percent of bankers consider farmers’ financial conditions to be worsening. The overall Rural Mainstreet Index (RMI), ranging from 0 and 100 with a… more

Region Economy Remains Negative, Farmland Prices Index Drops

Posted January 18, 2024 Creighton University released its Rural Mainstreet Index (RMI) report for January, indicating moderate growth in the region but still failing to achieve an above-average rating. The region’s overall reading for January rose to 48.1 from 41.7… more

Kansas Agricultural Robotics Startup Partners with Chipotle’s $50M Venture Fund

Posted December 19, 2023 Chipotle, and its $50 million venture fund Cultivate Next, have invested in a Wichita-area agricultural startup that specializes in autonomous weeding robots. Cultivate Next announced its investment in the agricultural tech company Greenfield Robotics last week,… more

Agriculture Innovation Forum Comes to KC in February

Posted December 15, 2023 The Agricultural Business Council of Kansas City announced it will be hosting a forum on Feb. 13 in Kansas City to showcase the latest cutting-edge innovations in agribusiness and tech. The eighth annual Ag Innovation Forum… more

Q&A with American Royal President, CEO Jackie McClaskey

Posted December 4, 2023 Q: How did the decision for American Royal’s new home in Wyandotte County come to be? Where there other locations in mind? A: From the very first meeting I attended I knew this would be a… more

A New Barn in Town, American Royal Celebrates Barn Raising

Posted November 28, 2023 Updated November 29, 2023 The American Royal celebrated a barn-raising ceremony for its new facility in Kansas City, KS that will act as a new beacon for education in food and agriculture. The new home of… more

Region’s Economy Index Declines Again in October, Second Straight Month

Posted October 19, 2023 Creighton University released its Rural Mainstreet Index (RMI) report for October shows for the second straight month, overall Rural Mainstreet Index sank below growth neutral to a 2023 low. The region’s overall reading for October fell… more

Grain Belt Express $7B Transmission Line Approved By Missouri

Posted October 17, 2023 The Grain Belt Express electric transmission infrastructure project was approved Thursday by the Missouri Public Service Commission and will see the delivery of clean energy to Missourians and energy consumers across the Midwest. The decision marks… more

Ingram’s September 2023 Digital Edition

You can read all about the Ingram's 250 in the September Digital Edition here.   more

Rural Mainstreet Index Halts To Neutral Growth In August, KS and MO Indexes Sink

Posted August 17, 2023 Creighton University released its Rural Mainstreet Index (RMI) report for August showing the region slumped to growth neutral and both Kansas and Missouri experienced drops in the month. After four straight months of above-growth neutral readings,… more