Monthly Archives: August 2019

The Economic Perspective: “Costs and Benefits of Government Programs”

This is Mary Walden with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at costs and benefits of government programs.  Mike, government spending is always an issue.  From an economic or business point of view, in determining

A Food Safety Symphony of Errors

As we approach the Labor Day cookout, new studies are showing that many of us are taking a lot of food safety chances in our kitchens. Gary Crawford has more.  

Report: Corn, Soybean Demand Expected to Bounce Back in 2020

Economists with the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute at the University of Missouri just released an update to its baseline price report, and assuming a return to more normal weather conditions in 2020, researcher Pat Westhoff said, “Projected corn

USDA Plans Foreign Animal Disease Exercise in September

The Department of Agriculture and the pork industry will hold a foreign animal disease exercise next month as the the industry is working on a “full function” exercise that will be conducted the week of September 23. The effort will

Trump: “Farmers Will Be So Happy”

The White house is preparing to announce changes to ethanol policy, and that prompted President Trump to announce “the farmers will be so happy.” On Twitter, Trump said, “it will be a giant package, get ready.” At the Farm Progress

NCDA&CS Market Highlights for Friday August 30

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

Dorian Could Bring Rain Next Week

Climatologist Corey Davis says it’s too early to be certain, but it is not out of the question to think that Dorian could bring some moisture (read: rain) to thirsty North and South Carolina soils.  

Big Announcement for Red Meat Allergy Sufferers

The Food and Drub Administration has announced approval of a pig that is safe for people with the Alpha-GAL red meat allergy. Mike Davis reports.

The Economic Perspective: “Optimism for the Housing Market”

I’m Mary Walden with economist MW welcoming you to the economic perspective. Today’s program asks if there is optimism for the housing market.  Mike, although the housing market is certainly better than during the troubled period of the Great Recession,

John R. Block Reports from Washington August 28, 2019 “This and That”

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