Monthly Archives: July 2018

Agriculture USA: Farmers Will Get Some Help Coping with Effects of Tariffs

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has revealed his playbook for helping farmers hurt by tariffs. Gary Crawford has more about it on this edition of Agriculture USA.

NCGA Seeking Good Steward Nominations

The National Corn Growers Association “Good Steward” nomination deadline is Monday, August 6th. NCGA is asking for nominations of someone who is “doing a stellar job on their farm of demonstrating the economic and conservation value of soil management.” This

NCDA Market Highlights for Tuesday July 31

DAILY MARKET HIGHLIGHTS FOR SOUTHERN FARM NETWORK   The following is a summary of market prices and conditions of North Carolina farm products for July 30, 2018 reported by the Federal-State Markets News Service of the North Carolina Department of

Economist Mike Walden: Judging Your Pay Raise

I’m Mary Walden with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at judging your pay raise.  Mike, the good news is that average worker pay is beginning to rise at a faster pace.  But the bad

NAFTA Renegotiation Showing Signs of Progress

The U.S. and Mexico are nearing an agreement on the trade of automobiles as part of the North American Free Trade Agreement renegotiation effort. Politico reports the U.S. and Mexico are in the “final stages” of reaching a deal on

U.S. Chamber: Trade Aid for All Could Cost $39 Billion

Providing aid to industries impacted by negative trade policy could cost the nation $39 billion if offered to all industries, according to new data by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Farmers are expected to receive a $12 billion aid package

Trade Aid for Farmers Could Start Late September

The aid package announced to offset harm by the Trump administration’s trade policy for agriculture could be ready to go by late September, according to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue. The plan would include between $7 billion and $8 billion in

Rouzer Leads Opioid Symposium in Wilmington

In Rural America, many have been touched by the opioid epidemic. On Monday night, Rep. David Rouzer from NC’s 7th congressional district hosted an Opioid Symposium in Wilmington to spark a meaningful dialogue district-wide laying out best practices to address

Commissioner Hugh Weathers: Commissioner’s School for Agriculture


It is never too early for high school students to learn about different careers, and the South Carolina Commissioner’s School for Agriculture gives students that opportunity each summer. Last week, 38 high school juniors and seniors from the Southeast (SC,

Commissioner Steve Troxler: NCDA & CS Recalls Kellogg’s Honey Smacks Cereal


Whenever there is a national food recall where a product is known to have been distributed in North Carolina, our Food and Drug Protection Division inspectors fan out across the state conducting recall-effectiveness checks. With a recent recall on Kellogg’s