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- August's index marks the sixth straight month with a reading indicating a recession.
- The farmland price index inched above growth-neutral for only the second time in the last 81 months.
- Some areas, such as western South Dakota, saw an economic boost from tourism and recreation because they didn't shut down businesses during the pandemic.
- Nearly 46% of bankers surveyed who have ethanol plants nearby reported temporary shutdowns. The other 54% reported slow expansion of ethanol production.