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Drought Drags Down Midwest Economy
08/01/2012
 

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - The drought affecting Midwest and Plains

states has put a further drag on the regional economy.

A report released Wednesday says July's Mid-America Business

Conditions Index plunged below growth neutral for the first time

since 2008. The index hit 48.7, compared with 57.2 in June.

Creighton University economist Ernie Goss oversees the survey,

and he says the drought has already harmed ethanol and food

processors in the region.

The survey of business leaders and supply managers uses a

collection of indexes ranging from zero to 100. Any score above 50

suggests growth while a score below 50 suggests decline for that

factor.

The survey covers Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri,

Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma and South Dakota.

© Associated Press
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