Monthly Archives: June 2019

The Economic Perspective: “The Fed Doesn’t Move”

This is Mary Walden with economist MW welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program examines the Fed not moving.  Mike, anytime the Federal Reserve meets people watch for two things.  First, did the Fed change the key interest rate

Op-Ed: Disaster Assistance for N.C. is on the Way

Disaster assistance for N.C. is on the way Wilmington Star News By: Senator Thom Tillis and Rep. David Rouzer June 26, 2019 US Senator Tillis and Rep. David Rouzer (NC-7) have penned an editorial piece which appeared on today’s Wilmington

Pelosi: Deportation Delay Won’t Lead to Immigration Deal

Agriculture may be waiting a while for the nation to improve the immigration program it relies on to provide farm laborers. President Donald Trump agreed to a two-week postponement of mass deportation of illegal immigrants while asking Congress to work

Farmers’ Working Capital “Critically Low”

The agriculture sector is suffering from working capital that’s fallen to critically low levels according to data from forecasting firm Agricultural Economic Insights. The group recently analyzed data put out by the Economic Research Service, saying the declines in working

Are You Ready for REDI?

USDA has a new rural development initiative that aims to help rural communities develop and implement solutions that will help them raise their quality of life. Stephanie Ho has more.

The Economic Perspective: “The Continuing Importance of Tobacco”

I’m Mary Walden with economist MW welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at the continuing importance of tobacco in North Carolina.  Mike, the economic importance of tobacco has come into focus recently with a national proposal to

Laos Joins List of Countries Affected by African Swine Fever

China has banned direct and indirect imports of pigs, wild boars, and related products from Laos after the first outbreak of the African Swine Fever virus was found in that country. Reuters reports the southeast Asian nation recorded its first

Trump and Xi Will Talk Trade at G-20

U.S. President Donald Trump will be off to the G-20 summit in Japan at the end of this week where he is scheduled to meet with China’s President Xi Jinping face-to-face for a high-stakes discussion on trade and other issues.

A “Peach” of a Season in South Carolina

It looks like five years of bad fortune for South Carolina peaches is turning around this season. Mike Davis reports.

NCDA&CS Market Highlights for Tuesday June 25

DAILY MARKET HIGHLIGHTS FOR SOUTHERN FARM NETWORK   The following is a summary of market prices and conditions of North Carolina farm products for June 24, 2019 reported by the Federal-State Markets News Service of the North Carolina Department of