Cynthia Edwards Joins St. Louis Fed's Agribusiness Industry Council

3/18/2014

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Cynthia Edwards, deputy secretary for the  Arkansas Agriculture Department in Little Rock, Ark., has been named to the Agribusiness Industry Council of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

The St. Louis Fed created four District Industry Councils in 2006, each designed to provide the Fed with important feedback regarding economic conditions within a key Eighth District industry sector.  The members’ observations – along with the economic data and information developed through the Federal Reserve's Beige Book, the St. Louis Fed’s Burgundy Books and meetings of the Reserve Bank's boards of directors – help ensure that conditions of Main Street America are represented in monetary policy deliberations in Washington.

Each council is supported by one of four of the Reserve Bank's offices:  Memphis (transportation), St. Louis (real estate), Little Rock (agribusiness) and Louisville (health care). The councils meet twice a year.

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