Monthly Archives: July 2019

The Economic Perspective: “North Carolina’s Business Ranking”

I’m Mary Walden with economist MW welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at North Carolina’s business ranking.  Mike, a new ranking of the states for their attractiveness to businesses was just released by CNBC. What factors are

The Economic Perspective: “Are Cities More Productive?”

This is Mary Walden with economist MW welcoming you to the economic perspective. Today’s program asks if cities are more productive.  Mike, cities are dominating the economy today.  Look at our state of North Carolina.  Most of the economic energy

NCDA&CS Market Highlights for Tuesday July 30

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

NCGA Corn Yield Contest Deadline Extended

Because many farmers are going through planting difficulties due to weather, the National Corn Growers Association has extended the entry deadline for its National Corn Yield Contest. The new deadline is Thursday, August 15, and the NCGA is hoping that

Poultry Outlook is Bullish

Despite a recent increase in the cost of feed and softness in the price of breast meat, chicken producers are expected to prosper over the rest of 2019. An industry analyst who spoke with the website said turkey prospects

Commerce Department: Mexico is Dumping Tomatoes in the U.S.

The U.S. Department of Commerce says Mexico is guilty of dumping tomatoes into the United States. Commerce says the preliminary dumping margin is just over 25 percent. The announcement refutes the Mexican claim that the data that they submitted to

Trump: China May Delay Deal Until After the 2020 Election

President Donald Trump told reporters that China may delay an agreement until after the 2020 presidential election because “they would prefer to reach a deal with a Democrat.” U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin are in

Big Trade Week On Two Fronts

The U.S. and China are trying to reset trade discussions after talks broke down back in May. Politico says U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will hold face-to-face conversations with Chinese officials on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Eastern Corn is Suffering

Traveling around eastern North Carolina you get a sense of just how much this summer’s heat and drought are both widespread and localized, while South Carolina’s corn crop is fairing better. Mike Davis talks with NC State Extension Corn Specialist

Commissioner Hugh Weathers: Commissioner’s School for Agriculture 2019

It is never too early for high school students to learn about different careers, and the South Carolina Commissioner’s School for Agriculture gives students that opportunity each summer. Last week, 36 high school juniors and seniors attended the school at