Monthly Archives: June 2018

Perdue Signals Aid Plan Announcement Possible by Labor Day

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue in Chicago this week says he is hopeful his aid program for farmers will be released by Labor Day and the harvest season. Perdue spoke at the United Fresh event Tuesday and told the Chicago Tribune

Canada Announces Pork Sector Investment

Amid global trade uncertainty and U.S. pork facing tariffs, Canada is investing to expand its swine sector. While the two moves are not directly related, Canada Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Lawrence MacAulay just announced a federal investment of up to

Rouzer Breaks Down the Farm Bill

  The 2018 Farm Bill is making its way through Congress. Representative David Rouzer from NC’s 7th district is a member of the House Ag Committee and discusses the measure’s progress and highlights with Mike Davis.

Help is on the way…and those Quarter Pounders are flying off the grill…

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The Agriculture Secretary says a plan to help producers impacted by possible retaliatory export tariffs is still in development due to various dynamic … well, dynamics. Rob Bain explains. And, have you seen those fresh beef Quarter Pounder commercials from

Legislature Overrides Cooper Veto, NC Farm Act Becomes Law

In a 74-45 vote, the North Carolina House of Representatives voted Wednesday morning to override Gov. Roy Cooper’s veto and pass the Farm Act into law. The Senate had voted to override the veto on Tuesday. The legislation strengthens farm

Economist Mike Walden: Pay Growth and Job Growth

This is Mary Walden with economist MW welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at pay growth and job growth.  Mike, there usually two big questions people ask about the job market – who’s hiring, and how’s the

NCDA Market Report for Wednesday June 27

At the 3 weekly livestock auctions held Monday at Canton, Turnersburg and Siler City a total of 1397 cattle and 51 goats were sold.  Compared to the previous sales, slaughter cows were unevenly steady; bulls were mostly steady to $6.00

Trade Promotion Authority Set to Auto-Renew

Trade Promotion Authority will auto-renew at the end of this month due to no congressional action. Originally authorized by Congress during the Obama administration for the advancement of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, TPA will auto-renew for another three years. The renewal

China Dropping Tariffs on Feed Grains from Asian Countries

China is dropping tariffs on feed ingredients from five Asian countries as it seeks supplies that do not originate in the United States. The ongoing trade war between the U.S. and China is bringing further tariffs on U.S. soybeans and

Brazil Soybean Exports Expected to Pass U.S.

A forecast by the Department of Agriculture shows an increase in production could drive Brazil to pass the U.S. in soybean exports. Brazil is already the leading global producers of soybeans, and the second-largest exporter of the crop. USDA says