Monthly Archives: October 2019

The Economic Perspective: “The Definition of a Recession”

I’m Mary Walden with economist MW welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at the definition of a recession.  Mike, you do about 75 talks each year around the state.   I imagine today you’re getting many questions about

Maximizing Residual Length

When it comes to herbicide management, the mantra is “start clean, stay clean.” The foundation set at the beginning of the season will often decide the fate of crops come harvest. Bob Kavinsky, Syngenta agronomy service representative based in Nebraska,

GasBuddy: China/U.S. Talks Behind Gas Price Volatility

Average fuel prices declined slightly again for the second straight week as farmers attempt to harvest their crops with the national average price of gasoline posting a drop of 0.7 cents over the last week to $2.63 per gallon according

Ross: China Phase One Must be Right Agreement

U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross on Monday suggested the phase one agreement with China is no0t necessarily on a fast track. Speaking on Fox Business Network, Ross said, “It has to be the right deal, and it doesn’t have to

Mexico: USMCA Would Provide Certainty in Global Trade

A government official from Mexico says global trade uncertainty is another reason the U.S. and Canada should ratify the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement. Mexico’s Finance Minister noted global trade was a common topic during the fall meetings of the International Monetary Fund

Commissioner Steve Troxler: State Fair Livestock Sale of Champions

The N.C. State Fair Livestock Sale of Champions was held over the weekend and this year it drew $167,000 for exhibitors and scholarships. Also, a truckload sale brought in an additional $96,750 that was distributed to the nearly 700 youth

Commissioner Hugh Weathers: Foreign Trips for SC Agriculture

Commissioner Hugh Weathers is here to tell us more about his time in England, Egypt and New York where he promoted South Carolina agribusiness in several different ways. As promised, I am back to tell you more about my travels

Don’t Make that Potluck Supper into a BADluck Supper

This time of year, many churches and other groups begin to host potluck suppers. Sometimes these meals cause problems. Gary Crawford has more.

The Economic Perspective: “Can We Talk Ourselves into a Recession?”

This is Mary Walden with economist MW welcoming you to the economic perspective. Today’s program asks if we can talk ourselves into a recession. Mike, worries about a possible impending recession continue to dominate the headlines.  This has led some

NC Pig Farmers Improving Their Environmental Footprint

A new environmental study in North Carolina shows that pig farms are generating less manure nutrient content associated with odor.Mike Davis reports with Goldsboro, NC farmer Jan Archer.   Data gathered from more than 106,000 samples at 182 North Carolina