Monthly Archives: May 2019

Pork Checkoff Studies How Dining has Changed in Recent Years

The National Pork Board has released findings from its Comprehensive Insight to Action research which indicates that dining landscape has shifted in recent years and multicultural cuisine trends are on the rise. The report, called “All About Dining Out; What’s

NCBA Applauds Greater U.S. Beef Access to Japan

WASHINGTON (May 17, 2019) – National Cattlemen’s Beef Association President Jennifer Houston today issued the following statement regarding the announcement from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) that Japan will allow products from U.S. cattle, regardless of age, to be imported into

Peterson Vows to Block USDA’s CRP Signup

House Ag Committee Chair Collin Peterson is furious with the Farm Service Agency announcement that it will begin to accept continuous Conservation Reserve Program applications starting on June 3 and threatened to sue USDA. FSA Administrator Richard Fordyce said the

The Economic Perspective: “Impacts of Initial Trade with China”

This is Mary Walden with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at impacts of initial trade with China.  Mike, few states have undergone the kind of economic transformation like North Carolina.  Our state has developed

USDA Enhancing Protection Efforts Against African Swine Fever

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is taking steps to further its protection efforts against African swine fever making its way into the U.S. The agency is implementing a new surveillance plan in which the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

Tariffs on Mexico, Canada, May Be Lifted Soon

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the administration is close to “an understanding with Mexico and Canada” to remove tariffs that have been in place for almost a year and have heavily impacted U.S. agriculture. Politico says it’s not clear yet

EPA “Lied” About Justifying RFS Waivers

A Reuters report says the Trump Administration made it easier for oil refiners to get waivers from the Renewable Fuels Standard at least four months before the 2017 court decision the administration uses to justify the move to the corn

A Hot, Dry Weekend Ahead with Dryness along the Coast

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Fifteen of the 19 weekends thus far in 2019 have had rain in the Carolinas, but not this one, says climatologist Corey Davis, and some farmers along the coast are not too happy about that.

NCDA&CS Market Highlights for Friday May 17

DAILY MARKET HIGHLIGHTS FOR SOUTHERN FARM NETWORK   The following is a summary of market prices and conditions of North Carolina farm products for May 15, 2019 reported by the Federal-State Markets News Service of the North Carolina Department of

The Economic Perspective: “The Latest North Carolina Job Numbers”

I’m Mary Walden with economist MW welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at the latest job numbers for North Carolina.  Mike, the March job figures were recently released.  What kind of picture do the numbers paint –