Monthly Archives: September 2019

The Economic Perspective: “Controlling the Punch Bowl”

I’m Mary Walden, with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at controlling the punch bowl.  Mike, when you and I were teenagers, punch bowls at parties were often controlled by adults.  The adults’ job was

China’s Ag Buying Surges Ahead of Trade Talks

Late last week, China said it’s already bought a considerable number of U.S. soybeans and pork as it prepares for the next round of trade talks with Washington, D.C. The Chinese Ministry of Commerce said both countries are in close

McConnell Tells Democrats “Time to Act on USMCA”

Much of Washington, D.C., is consumed with questions about Ukraine and the impeachment inquiry. However, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell publicly scolded Democrats’ handling of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement. Politico says McConnell wants House Democrats to pass the North American

Tax Tips for 2019 Farmers

Farmers generally try to get their taxes in order before the end of the year. This season they may need to consider MFP and Prevented Plantings payments and how to best make charitable contributions. Todd Gleason reports.

NCDA&CS Market Highlights for Monday September 30

DAILY MARKET HIGHLIGHTS FOR SOUTHERN FARM NETWORK   The following is a summary of market prices and conditions of North Carolina farm products for September 27, 2019 reported by the Federal-State Markets News Service of the North Carolina Department of

Inland Waterways’ Importance to Ag Marketing

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A USDA study looks at the significance of the nation’s inland waterway system to global ag marketing opportunities. Rod Bain reports.    

The Economic Perspective: “Generations”

This is Mary Walden with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at generations.  Mike, we often hear about the Millennials, Baby Boomers, or Gen X.  These are all names for groupings of people called generations. 

Congressmen Introduce Additional Funding Bill for Natural Disasters

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, U.S. Representatives from several southern states issued the below statements upon introducing bipartisan legislation which would provide an additional $1.5 billion in disaster assistance for agricultural producers impacted by 2018 and 2019 natural disasters. “Last October,

NCDA&CS Market Highlights for Friday September 27

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

Trump: Impeachment Effort Hindering USMCA Would “Be a Shame”

President Donald Trump told reporters it “would be a shame” if the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement doesn’t pass through Congress. Speaking during a White House press conference, Trump said the fate of USCMA is “going to be a very interesting question.” The