Monthly Archives: July 2019

The Economic Perspective: “Logistics to the Rescue”

This is Mary Walden with economist MW welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at logistics to the rescue.   Mike, the national economy has now set a record for the longest continuous period of economic growth, at ten

NCDA&CS Market Highlights for Wednesday July 31

DAILY MARKET HIGHLIGHTS FOR SOUTHERN FARM NETWORK   The following is a summary of market prices and conditions of North Carolina farm products for July 30, 2019 reported by the Federal-State Markets News Service of the North Carolina Department of

Fishery Disasters Bill Introduced in Senate

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, introduced the “Fishery Failures: Urgently Needed Disaster Declarations (Fishery FUNDD) Act.” This legislation would reform the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA)’s Fishery Resource Disaster Relief program

John R. Block Reports from Washington July 31, 2019 “Ag Industry”

           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

African Swine Fever Makes First Appearance in Slovakia

African Swine Fever has made its first appearance in Slovakia. The first confirmed infection showed up on a backyard farm in a village near the border with Hungary. The disease turned up on a small farm with just four pigs

Trade Aid for Dairy Farmers

USDA recently announced most of the details regarding its latest trade assistance package. What does that mean for dairy farmers? Chad Smith has more.

China Trying to Boost Pork Production

The Chinese government is looking to battle back against the effects of African Swine Fever by mandating a boost in domestic pork production to shore up supplies and stabilize prices that have been hit hard by the disease. China has

Lighthizer Promises Ag Wins in Japan Deal

Any potential trade deal between the U.S. and Japan will include big gains for farmers and ranchers, according to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer. He says in written comments to the Senate Finance Committee that ag producers will see “significant

A Blitz of Blazing Blueberries Part 2

In the blazing heat of Washington, D.C., intrepid blueberry experts are showing people some great ways to use blueberries. Gary Crawford has this hot story.

“Piloting” Efforts to Control Feral Swine Populations

The feral swine problem in the Carolinas continues to pose threats to farmers and others. But a Farm Bill based pilot partnership is bringing USDA agencies together to address growing feral swine populations. Rod Bain reports.