2019—looking forward to positive progress

That’s one of the great things about the New Year—you get to wipe the slate clean and look forward to what lies ahead for us in the months to come.

With 2018 now behind us, we can take stock of the positive events as well as those that weren’t so positive. Plus, we can put in the past those things we didn’t like about 2018.
    That’s one of the great things about the New Year—you get to wipe the slate clean and look forward to what lies ahead for us in the months to come.
    Hopefully 2019 is the year that the ag economy finally gets out of the dumps. The last three years, with barely breakeven commodity prices, have taxed our friends on the farm. It’s not as bad at the early ’80s yet, and we hope it doesn’t get there.
    We could certainly use some good news on the ag front in 2019, especially when it comes to tariffs that have locked down commodity prices. We can hope that President Trump can negotiate his way out of this one for rural America’s sake, and soon!
    In 2018, Chase County’s hospital board took a bold step to explore what the cost would be for a new hospital. When that number came in at nearly $30 million, the board pulled back and couldn’t in good conscience put that number to voters under current economic conditions.

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