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Stories with subject: Agricultural sector performance
  • Tax receipts on farm machinery fall in agriculture slowdown 
    Updated: May-01-16 12:34 pm

    PIERRE, South Dakota - South Dakota's sales tax collections on farm equipment have fallen from record highs in recent years as profits in the agriculture sector decline, a slide that has forced farmers to tighten budgets and caused sales slumps for machinery dealers.

  • Putin seeks to charm, insists Russian economy on the mend story has photos
    Updated: Apr-14-16 12:30 pm

    MOSCOW - Mixing wry jokes with economic statistics, Russian President Vladimir Putin sought to reassure the nation during his annual marathon call-in TV show Thursday, promising that its troubled economy will rebound and vowing to make other countries take account of Russia's interests.