Monthly Archives: July 2018

Canada Dairy Group Expresses Need to be Vigilant Regarding Trade

Canadian dairy leaders meeting this week in Quebec urged farmers to stay the course in the face of pressure from the U.S. to make changes their dairy supply management system through the NAFTA renegotiation. Dairy Farmers of Canada leadership highlighted

Administration Proposes ESA Changes

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and NOAA Fisheries announced Thursday proposed revisions to the Endangered Species Act. Several proposed changes deal with procedures for listing species, recovery and designating critical habitat. The agencies propose to revise the procedures for

Perdue: Tariffs Are “Painful”

“Tariffs are not the ultimate answer,” says Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue. Speaking to the Washington International Trade Association, Perdue told the group tariffs are rather “a tool to get people’s attention” so both teams “play by the same rules.” Politico

Economist Mike Walden: Advanced Manufacturing Industries

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This is Mary Walden with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at advanced manufacturing industries.  Mike, manufacturing has changed from what it used to be decades ago.  Today much of manufacturing is going high-tech and

NCDA Market Report for Friday July 20

DAILY MARKET HIGHLIGHTS FOR SFN The following is a summary of market prices and conditions of North Carolina farm products for July 19, 2018 reported by the Federal-State Markets News Service of the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer

Dryness Expands Eastward

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More counties in North and South Carolina are experiencing abnormally dry soil conditions. Climatologist Corey Davis has the map.

NMPF Encouraged by FDA Milk Labeling Initiative

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The Food and Drug Administration is expected to soon enforce regulations that define milk as an animal product, not a plant-based food. Micheal Clements reports.

Foreign Disease Outbreak in Pigs: Not If, but When

With virtually seamless movement of people and animals, it’s not a matter of “if” the U.S. will have a foreign animal disease, but “when.” Because the risk is high, the National Pork Board has developed the Secure Pork Supply plan

John Block: Trump-Putin Summit

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Hello everybody out there in farm country. This radio commentary is brought to you by the National Corn Growers Association, CropLife America, and Renewable Fuels Association. They are all friends, supporters, and allies of healthy farm economy and prosperous rural

NCDA Market Report for Thursday July 19

DAILY MARKET HIGHLIGHTS FOR SOUTHERN FARM NETWORK   The following is a summary of market prices and conditions of North Carolina farm products for July 18, 2018 reported by the Federal-State Markets News Service of the North Carolina Department of