Iowa economy shows growth

Iowa's economy is showing growth.  The latest Creighton University Rural Mainstreet Index climbed nearly two points in May, and remains above growth neutral.  Iowa's farmland-price index is up slightly.  New hiring is up about a point.  Creighton looks at 10 Midwest states. They say bankers in those states report  they expect farm land prices to slip a little this year.  The survey finds farm equpment sales continues to lag, below growth-neutral.