Monthly Archives: April 2019

The Economic Perspective: “Status of Household Debt”

This is Mary Walden with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at the status of household debt.  Mike, we worry about household debt for two reasons.  First, at an individual level, we know that if

Wheat Urges China to Comply with WTO Agreements

ARLINGTON, Virginia — U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) and the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) welcome the ruling today by a World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute panel that China’s government does not fairly administer its annual tariff rate quotas (TRQ)

China Guilty of Violating World Trade Organization Responsibilities

A World Trade Organization dispute settlement panel has found China administered its tariff-rate quotas (TRQs) for wheat, corn, and rice inconsistently with its WTO commitments. The panel ruled that China’s TRQ administration lacks transparency, is not predictable, not fair, and

NCGA Statement: International Trade Commission Report on USMCA

(WASHINGTON) April 18, 2019 – National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) President Lynn Chrisp made the below statement today following the release of the U.S. International Trade Commission’s (ITC) economic analysis on the U.S-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). “The release of the ITC

EU Targets U.S. Ag in Proposed Tariff List

The European Union has revealed a list of $12 billion in potential tariffs on American imports in response to the U.S. not removing subsidies on Boeing aircraft. That move comes a week after the U.S. threatened to impose tariffs on

NCDA&CS Market Highlights for Friday April 19

DAILY MARKET HIGHLIGHTS FOR SOUTHERN FARM NETWORK   The following is a summary of market prices and conditions of North Carolina farm products for April 18, 2019 reported by the Federal-State Markets News Service of the North Carolina Department of

Now Accepting Sorghum Board Member Applications

The National Sorghum Producers Nominating Committee is now accepting applications from members for the 2020 board of directors. Each director can serve two consecutive three-year terms and is charged with representing, leading, advising and supporting NSP goals and objectives. Information

NCSGGA Announces Assessment Referendum Voting Date

The North Carolina Small Grain Growers Association (NCSGGA) has announced that an Assessment Referendum will take place on August 7, 2019.  Polling places will be located throughout the state in each county extension office.  This assessment is for a six-year period on all

Cotton Planting Considerations; Connecting with Lawmakers on Disaster Relief

DEKALB/Asgrow/Deltapine agronomist Zack Webb has tips for a good first cotton stand; AFBF calling for farmers to talk with their representatives about the urgent need for disaster relief.

John R. Block Reports from Washington April 17, 2019 “What’s Ahead”

           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 a healthy farm economy and