It's starting to look like the crop is going to tank here soon. While this really sucks for me, (possibility of no farm income this year) will it have a negative impact on the economy? We've been relatively lucky. In central Iowa, the economy has been fine, really. Des Moines has a pretty substantial insurance and banking industry, and I don't think unemployment has dropped much below 6%. Restaurants are full. Stores are busy. But the Ag sector has been pretty good lately, too, but this is about to change fast. In an online world, where communities are now tied by cell towers instead of highways, how will a sagging farm economy affect the economy overall?