Monthly Archives: December 2018

Most USDA Employees Will Remain On The Job

A lapse in funding for the US government does not mean a halt to essential USDA services.

Economist Mike Walden: Law Suits and Medical Spending

I’m Mary Walden with economist MW welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at lawsuits and medical spending.  Mike, the high cost of medical care is an ongoing concern.  One issue is whether the ability of patients to

How Will The Year End For Food Prices?

How will 2018 end up for food shoppers? Gary Crawford has the report:

Don’t Forget About Cybersecurity On The Farm

The amount of information farmers move around the internet has more than tripled making cybersecurity critical. Dustin Hoffman has the story

Economist Mike Walden: Highways and Home Values

This is Mary Walden with economist MW welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at highways and home values.  Mike, there are many factors people consider in purchasing a home.   Square footage, number of bedrooms and baths, local

What do Soybeans in Brazil Have to Do with US Soy Producers?

Why should American soybean farmers care that it’s been an excellent year for soybeans in Brazil? Stephanie Ho Tells us why.

North Carolina Claims NCGA Corn Yield Winner

The winner of the 2018 National Corn Growers Association Yield Contest grew his award winning field in northeastern North Carolina. SFN’s Mike Davis caught up with winner Heath Cutrell.  

Economist Mike Walden: Worries about the Housing Market

I’m Mary Walden with economist MW welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at worries about the housing market.  Mike, there are many signs the housing market is slowing, and this has raised concerns about the future economy. 

Meet the New NRCS Chief

A Virginia native brings a lifetime of agriculture experience to his new post … Chief of the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service. Rod Bain reports.

Commissioner Hugh Weathers: Christmas Past and Present

This week, many of us will gather around the table to share Christmas dinner. While we celebrate the day and being with family, holiday dinners are also a good time to share your farm’s history with younger generations. Commissioner Hugh