Monthly Archives: June 2019

House Passes Ag Appropriations Bill


The U.S. House passed H.R. 3055, a minibus of appropriations that does include the fiscal year 2020 Ag Appropriations Bill. The ag section of the bill covers the Agriculture Department, the Food and Drug Administration, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission,

Mnuchin: US-China Trade Deal 90 Percent Done

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says the U.S. and China are getting much closer to a trade deal than people realize. He’s also optimistic that progress will be made when Presidents Trump and Xi meet face-to-face this weekend at the G-20

A Move to Help Farmers during Continued Tough Financial Times

The Family Farmer Relief Act making its way through Congress would increase the debt cap for eligibility from $3,237,000 to $10,000,000.Mike Davis has details.

Honey Bee Losses Continue Very High

Losses of honey bee colonies are running very high. Gary Crawford talks about this with experts at a pollination event in Washington, D.C.

John R. Block Reports from Washington June 26, 2019 “Issues of the Day”

      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

NCDA&CS Market Highlights for Thursday June 27

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

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