Federal Funds, Satellite Rivals Could Expedite Rural 5G Plans
May 06, 2021 14:16 ET | CoBank
DENVER, May 06, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 5G wireless coverage has expanded significantly in the U.S. over the last several quarters, with T-Mobile leading the pack in urban and rural America....
U.S. Tree Nut Exports Reach Record Levels, Easing Oversupply Burden
April 14, 2021 16:28 ET | CoBank
DENVER, April 14, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- California tree nut growers harvested record crops of almonds, walnuts and pistachios in 2020, following a year of ideal growing conditions on expanded...
CoBank Quarterly: U.S. Economy Gathers Momentum, Policy Decisions Will Reshape the Future
April 08, 2021 14:05 ET | CoBank
DENVER, April 08, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The U.S. economy continues to outperform expectations as stimulus funds are fueling robust consumer spending. Consensus forecasts point to 7% GDP growth...
Power Grid Breakdowns Reveal Need for Climate Resiliency Preparedness
April 01, 2021 14:19 ET | CoBank
DENVER, April 01, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Widespread power outages brought on by February’s deadly winter storm have raised new concerns about the future of grid resilience. The polar outbreak set...
Broadband Operators Can Capitalize on the Explosive Growth of Streaming TV
March 18, 2021 15:22 ET | CoBank
DENVER, March 18, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 2020 was a tipping point for growth in connected TV on-demand video streaming services, as millions of cooped-up consumers waited out the pandemic at home....
Spring Agronomy Outlook: A Time to Plant, a Time to Prosper
March 11, 2021 15:06 ET | CoBank
DENVER, March 11, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Farm supply cooperatives and distributors are positioned to benefit from an active and profitable spring agronomy season driven by high commodity prices,...
Weak U.S. Dollar Benefits Some Agriculture Commodities, But Not All
February 25, 2021 13:15 ET | CoBank
DENVER, Feb. 25, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The value of the U.S. dollar weakened substantially since March 2020 and is expected to experience modest deflation in 2021. A weaker dollar generally makes...
Distributed Energy Resources Evolve the Role of Electricity Suppliers
February 09, 2021 14:21 ET | CoBank
DENVER, Feb. 09, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Retail electricity prices have continued to rise over the last decade, despite the declining costs associated with generating electricity. Moreover, severe...
Uneven Recovery in U.S. Foodservice Sector Implies the Same for Animal Protein
January 27, 2021 17:00 ET | CoBank
DENVER, Jan. 27, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- As COVID-19 spread across the country last year, it spurred the “great grocery grab of 2020” - a shift to at-home food consumption not seen since the early...
Rural Broadband Auction Results Raise Concerns About Execution, Financial Risk
January 25, 2021 14:51 ET | CoBank
DENVER, Jan. 25, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The results of the first round of the Federal Communications Commission’s Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) auction left many industry participants...