Monthly Archives: October 2015

National FFA Organization Selects 2015-16 Officers to Conclude 88th National FFA Convention & Expo

2016 FFA Officers

INDIANAPOLIS (Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015/National FFA Organization) – Students from Arkansas, Tennessee, Ohio, Iowa, Georgia and Utah have been elected by delegates from throughout the United States to serve on the 2015-16 National FFA Officer team. Taylor McNeel of Arkansas,

NC State Economist Dr. Mike Walden – “Where’s the Inflation?”

Mary Walden with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program asks, where’s the inflation?   Mike, a higher inflation rate has been widely anticipated for years, yet most statistics show it has now arrived.  What went wrong with

NC State Economist Mike Walden – “How Important Are China’s Problems?”

  Mary:  I’m Mary Walden, with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.   Today’s program asks, how important are China’s problems?   Mike, China’s economy has slipped from high gear to low gear this year, creating much uncertainty and concern

NC State Ag Economist Mike Walden – “Retirees vs. Millennials”

Mary:  This is Mary Walden with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.   Today’s program looks at retirees versus millennials.  Mike, there’s a battle on-going between the older generation – retirees – and one of the younger generations –

Dock Workers Hurt Agriculture

Article courtesy Gary Baise On December 3, 1924, President Calvin Coolidge declared “The public has the right to the uninterrupted service of transportation, and therefore a right to be heard when there is danger that the nation may suffer a

Weekly Cotton Market Update

Recent Price Movement Cotton prices have been easing lower over past week and December futures have recently been testing the low end of a range between 62 and 64 cents/lb. Sluggish demand is a factor weighing on prices, while adverse

NC State Ag Economist Mike Walden – “Paying for Schools”

  Mary:  I’m Mary Walden with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at paying for schools.   Mike, in funding K-12 public schools, there’s a three-pronged stool of the federal, state, and local governments.  Do the

USDA Issues Safety-Net Payments to Farmers Facing Market Downturn

WASHINGTON, Oct. 26, 2015 — The U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced that beginning today, nearly one half of the 1.7 million farms that signed up for either the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) or Price Loss Coverage (PLC)

USDA Issues Safety-Net Payments to Farmers Facing Market Downturn

WASHINGTON, Oct. 26, 2015 — The U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced that beginning today, nearly one half of the 1.7 million farms that signed up for either the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) or Price Loss Coverage (PLC)

NC State Ag Economist Mike Walden – “Hiring or Contracting”

10-26-15  2:27 run time Mary:  I’m Mary Walden, with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective. Today’s program looks at hiring versus contracting.  Mike, there’s a debate today about how people work.  There seems to be an increase in