The Year Ahead: Forces That Will Shape the U.S. Rural Economy in 2022

As we enter the third year of the COVID-19 pandemic, the virus is still in control of the economy. However, labor and supply chain challenges should improve slowly through the year, while cost inflation will continue to burden the U.S. and farm economies. Agricultural trade uncertainty, grid-edge technology, and telecom infrastructure spending are also key themes we explore in our look ahead to 2022.

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