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Jonas Crews

Research Analyst
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

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  • Soybeans, the Eighth District’s No. 1 Crop, Caught in Trade Tussle

    Third Quarter 2018 | Regional Economist

    In 2017, the District’s farmers grew 19 percent of the country’s soybeans. But China recently imposed a 25 percent tariff on soybeans, creating uncertainties for U.S. growers.

  • Coal's Future Looks Uncertain as Rival Fuels Grow

    Third Quarter 2017 | Regional Economist

    The rise of natural gas and renewable energy has hit the coal industry hard. Can the industry find new growth opportunities?

  • Focus on Low Real Interest Rate Might Be Misplaced

    January 2016 | Regional Economist

    When investors complain about low interest rates, they are usually referring to the rates on government bonds, particularly TIPS (Treasury Inflation Protected Securities). But such rates should not be seen as proxies for the rates of return on all investments. Real returns to productive U.S. fixed investment in tangible capital have not fallen over the past 25 years.