Monthly Archives: February 2019

Trump Budget Proposal to Include USDA Cuts

The Trump 2020 budget proposal will include “big cuts” to the Department of Agriculture, according to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, as the president calls for cutting non-defense programs by five percent. However, Politico reports USDA is likely to face steeper

NCDA&CS Market Highlights for Wednesday February 27

DAILY MARKET HIGHLIGHTS FOR SOUTHERN FARM NETWORK   The following is a summary of market prices and conditions of North Carolina farm products for February 26, 2019 reported by the Federal-State Markets News Service of the North Carolina Department of

The Versatility and Economic Potential of Industrial Hemp

  With industrial hemp production legalized per the 2018 Farm Bill, what are the potential opportunities for products for consumers and profit for producers? Rod Bain reports.

Product Innovation Key to Future Dairy Demand

Creating a viable future and demand for U.S. dairy is a central mission for Dairy Management Inc. Miles Ramsay travels to Pennsylvania to hear from DMI’s current chair, Marilyn Hershey in this report.

The Economic Perspective: “Are Prices Changing Faster?”

I’m Mary Walden with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program asks if prices are changing faster.  Mike, in economics price changes are crucial because they serve to balance supply and demand.  If something isn’t selling well,

Sampson County, NC Hosting Regional Cotton Production Meeting February 28

The North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service in Johnston, Sampson, Cumberland and Harnett counties are inviting all growers to attend the Cotton Production meeting on Thursday, February 28, 2019. The meeting will be held at Sampson County Agricultural Expo Building, 414

N.C. Requests Public Comment on Methyl Bromide Report

RALEIGH –The North Carolina Division of Air Quality (DAQ) is requesting public comment on the methyl bromide report provided to the Secretaries’ Science Advisory Board. The Division of Air Quality is asking the Science Advisory Board to recommend an Acceptable Ambient Level (AAL)

NCDA&CS Market highlights for Tuesday February 26

DAILY MARKET HIGHLIGHTS FOR SOUTHERN FARM NETWORK   The following is a summary of market prices and conditions of North Carolina farm products for February 25, 2019 reported by the Federal-State Markets News Service of the North Carolina Department of

EPA to Study Ethanol Impact on Air Quality

The Environmental Protection Agency will conduct a long-delayed study to assess the impact ethanol-blended fuels have on air quality. Reuters reports the EPA agreed to conduct the study late last week, as the Sierra Club had filed a lawsuit against

Pence Promises Passage of Infrastructure Bill

Vice President Mike Pence has promised a gathering of governors in Washington, D.C. that the U.S. would pass a “historic” infrastructure bill by the end of next year. President Trump campaigned on addressing infrastructure and proposed a plan to create