Monthly Archives: October 2014

EPA Responds to Waters of the US Criticism

The Environmental Protection Agency is responding to some Senator’s concerns that their Interpretive Rule put out along with their Waters of the U.S. proposal should be withdrawn.  Senate Ag Committee members say the interpretive rule outlines only 56 activities out

NC Soybean Producers to Host Food Writers & Bloggers

The North Carolina Soybean Producers Association is hosting a dinner later this week to once again address farming issues, and answer questions about where food comes from and how it’s raised.  Charles Hall, Executive Director of the North Carolina Soybean

Demand picking up for NC Apples

At the 3 livestock auctions held Monday at Canton, Turnersburg and Siler City a total of 2201 cattle and 25 goats were sold.  Slaughter cows were mostly steady to $2.00 lower, feeder steers were mixed, and heifers were $1.00 to

NC State Economist Mike Walden – “The Female Earnings Gap”

Mary:  This is Mary Walden with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.   Today’s program looks at the female earnings gap.  Mike, a topic we’ve recently been hearing a lot about is the female earnings gap.  The fact is,

New FSA Administrator Visits the South

Val Dolcini, Administrator of USDA’s Farm Service Agency was in the Tar Heel state yesterday as a part of his continuing tour of farming states: “I am going to be in the Statesville area then go see the research station

SCDA Enters Partnership to Upgrade Equipment that Checks AV-gas

NC Cash Grains Follow Futures Higher

At the livestock auction held Monday in Siler City a total of 1,300 cattle and 89 goats were sold.  Compared to last week, breaking type slaughter cows were steady to 2.00 lower; while boning type slaughter cows were steady to

Farmland Preservation Trust Fund Grant Applications Due December 19th

County governments and nonprofit groups pursuing farmland preservation projects have until Dec. 19 to apply for funding assistance from the N.C. Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund. This year’s request for proposals includes statewide general appropriations and $1 million

North Carolina Wraps Up another State Fair

NC State Economist Mike Walden – “Evaluating the Impact of Teachers”

Mary:  I’m Mary Walden with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at evaluating the impact of teachers.  Mike, this is a topic very close to me because I was an elementary school teacher for 32