Monthly Archives: April 2019

EPA Takes Next Step in Review Process for Herbicide Glyphosate, Reaffirms No Risk to Public Health

WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking an important step in the agency’s review of glyphosate. As part of this action, EPA continues to find that there are no risks to public health when glyphosate is used

Rep. Rouzer’s Opening Statement: “Reviewing the State of the Dairy Economy”

Opening Statement: Ranking Member David Rouzer (NC-7) Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture Public Hearing:  “Reviewing the State of the Dairy Economy” Remarks as prepared for delivery: Thank you, Chairman Costa, for holding this hearing to focus on the state

The Economic Perspective: “Recession Worries Recede”

I’m Mary Walden with economist MW welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at recession worries receding.   Mike, the latest national jobs report for March was relatively strong and seems to have changed many minds about whether a

NCDA&CS Market Highlights for Tuesday April 30

DAILY MARKET HIGHLIGHTS FOR SOUTHERN FARM NETWORK   The following is a summary of market prices and conditions of North Carolina farm products for April 29, 2019 reported by the Federal-State Markets News Service of the North Carolina Department of

ASF Suspected in North Korea

The African swine fever outbreak first discovered in August of last year in China has now spread to neighboring North Korea, according to multiple sources in that country. DailyNK.com reports the disease, almost always fatal to pigs but harmless to

Crawford Eyeing Top GOP Spot on House Ag Committee

Representative Rick Crawford of Arkansas is seeking the top Republican seat on the House Agriculture Committee after the 2020 election. Crawford told the Arkansas Farm Bureau last week that if the Republicans win control of the House, he will run

Next Two Rounds of China Trade Talks Critical

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the trade negotiations with China have entered the final stages and hopes the next couple rounds of trade talks with China will bring a deal or a decision to “move on.” The U.S. and China

Trump Promises Ag Focus in Japan Trade Talks

President Donald Trump said agriculture will be a focal point in trade talks with Japan as farmers are hoping a deal with Japan will make up for lost market access after the U.S. withdrew from the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Before meeting

USDA Extends Deadline to Certify 2018 Crop Production for Market Facilitation Program Payments

WASHINGTON, April 29, 2019 – USDA extended the deadline to May 17 from May 1 for agricultural producers to certify 2018 crop production for payments through the Market Facilitation Program (MFP), which helps producers who have been significantly affected by

The Economic Perspective: “Update on the Gender Pay Gap”

This is Mary Walden with economist MW welcoming you to the economic perspective. Today’s program looks at an update on the gender pay gap.  Recently the nation observed “pay equity day,” a day that notices how much less, on average,