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RHODE ISLAND FARMLAND was more expensive per acre than any other state in the U.S. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/DANIEL ACKER

R.I. farmland most expensive acreage in U.S.

NEW YORK - Ready to quit the city, buy a farm and live out your rural fantasy? Bargains can be found in South Dakota,...
PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP'S budget proposal to Congress calls for eliminating social programs dating to President Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty and would cut spending on assistance to needy counties in Appalachia and the Mississippi Delta as well as hungry schoolchildren in Cambodia. / BLOOMBERG NEWS PHOTO

Trump budget plan declares war on ‘war on poverty’ programs

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump’s budget proposal to Congress calls for eliminating social programs dating to President Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty and would...

Cost of raising child in U.S. climbs at slowest pace since...

WASHINGTON – The cost for a middle-income family to raise a child born last year to age 18 is $245,340, a 1.8 percent increase...
RISK MAY DAMP enthusiasm for investing in farmland even as government subsidies buoy U.S. cropland returns, analysts and farmers say. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/VICTOR J. BLUE

Drought seen prompting short-term pause in U.S. farmland gains

WASHINGTON - Farming’s inherent risk, forgotten during years of booming incomes that pushed farmland values to records, may damp enthusiasm for investing even as...
A PLOUGH prepares farmland for the planting of wheat. U.S. farmland values rose to a record as crop and livestock prices surged and demand for exports jumped. /

USDA: Farmland values rise, R.I. most expensive

WASHINGTON - U.S. farmland values rose to a record as crop and livestock prices surged and demand for exports jumped. The average value of all...
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