Monthly Archives: November 2015

NC State Economist Dr. Mike Walden – “Economic Trends Helping North Carolina”

Mary: This is Mary Walden with economist MW welcoming you to the economic perspective. Today’s program looks at economic trends helping North Carolina.  Mike, there are always large forces – some call them winds of change – impacting the economy. 

Remembering Johnnie Hood

1985 NAFB President Johnnie Hood has passed at the age of 72.  In addition to serving as President of our association, Johnnie was inducted into the NAFB Hall of Fame in 2013. Johnnie Hood served as NAFB President in 1985

Today is Final Day for Free Soil Testing

  Monday is the final day to have soil tested for free in North Carolina.  Beginning Tuesday, soil samples will be $4 per test at the Soils Lab in the Agronomics Division of the North Carolina Department of Agriculture in

Bond Package on March Ballot Will Have Direct Benefits to Ag

  The political season is already on a roll, and in March there will be a bond issue on the primary ballot in North Carolina.  Larry Wooten, President and CEO of the North Carolina Farm Bureau Federation explains who the

Former Ag Secretary John Block’s Weekly Commentary – “TPP”

Hello everybody out there in farm country. This radio commentary is brought to you by Monsanto, and John Deere. They are all friends, supporters, and allies of a healthy farm economy and prosperous rural America. Thank you. And now for

New NC State Extension Small Grain Specialist Expected by Spring

  With the retirement of Dr. Randy Weise earlier this year, the position of Small Grain Specialist with NC State Extension has been vacant going on a year now.  Dan Weathington, Executive Director of the NC Small Grain Growers Association:

NC Tobacco Referendum Passes

  North Carolina tobacco growers voted overwhelmingly Nov. 19 to continue a self-assessment that raises funds to support tobacco-related research and extension efforts of NC State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Under the Tobacco Research Check-Off, started 24

Congress Needs to Hold True to Crop Insurance Promise

  The agricultural community is working to ensure Congress lives up to its promise to keep the farm safety net intact. Last month, lawmakers in Washington included a provision to cut crop insurance in a last-minute budget deal. Before Congress

NC State Economist Dr. Mike Walden – “Reinventing Trucking”

11-27-15 run time 2:19 Mary:  This is Mary Walden with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at reinventing trucking.   Mike, our economy relies on trucking.  Much of what consumers buy is delivered to retail stores

NC State Economist Dr. Mike Walden – “Two Potential Game Changers”

11-26-15 run time 2:35 Mary:  I’m Mary Walden, with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.   Today’s program looks at two potential game changers.  Mike, futurists like to speculate about inventions and trends that will dramatically change our world,