MORNING-MidwestDigest-03-14-17

Max Armstrong talks about the expected interest rate hike. (audio)

Those 10 bankers serving on the Federal Reserve open committee meet 8 times a year. They haven't done much in the past few years, but that is expected to change this week. They are meeting today and tomorrow and they will announce their action at this meeting tomorrow after noon hour. It's widely expected they will raise the interest rate.

Monsanto is looking for the Farm Mom of the Year for the eighth season. To nominate a farm mom you write a 300 word entry. Deadline is March 31. Farm Mom of the Year will be announced just before Mother's Day. Enter at americasfarmers.com

Many states want to grow tourism because of its economic impact and support for jobs. Tourism is the front door to your non-tourism economic development. Economic development is driven by tourism. 

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