Monthly Archives: December 2019

The Economic Perspective: “The New NAFTA”

I’m Mary Walden with economist MW welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at the new NAFTA.  Mike, it appears the US Congress will approve the new NAFTA treaty, now called the USMCA.  The new treaty will update

SC Commissioner Hugh Weathers: 2020 Meeting Season

In the ag community, January is often referred to as meeting season. Commissioner Hugh Weathers is here to tell us all about the happenings this coming new year. Before farmers put seeds in the ground, they head over to meetings

NC Commissioner Steve Troxler: 2019 NCDA&CS Accomplishments

2019 was another busy and successful year for the NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, and Commissioner Steve Troxler lists just a few of the department’s many accomplishments from the year past.

The Economic Perspective: “County Economics”

This is Mary Walden with economist MW welcoming you to the economic perspective. Today’s program looks at county economics.  Mike, the federal government just released updated data for local economies of counties.  What are some of the highlights for North

The Economic Perspective: “Transportation of the Future”

This is Mary Walden with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at transportation of the future. Mike, you sit on a state commission that is looking at how mobility in North Carolina will change in

Clemson: Bumper Corn Crop Predicted for 2020

Farmers learn growing strategies during Clemson Extension’s Corn and Soybean Growers Meeting SANTEE – Given increased acres and a return to trend yields, agricultural economists say the corn outlook for 2020 is for a potential bumper crop that could drive

Winning begets Winning

North Carolina/Virginia farmer Heath Cutrell won a national first place award in the NCGA corn yield contest at over 381 bpa in the conventional non-irrigated category. Heath is a 4x winner in the contest and increases his winning yield every

The Economic Perspective: “Fast-Growing Metros”

I’m Mary Walden, with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.   Today’s program looks at fast-growing metros.  Mike, the big metropolitan regions of the Triangle and Charlotte have dominated the North Carolina economy in recent years.  Did they again

Getting a More Intimate View of Your Fields

Technology continues to change the the way we farm. One of the advancements that more and more farmers are adopting is Climate FieldView. Mike Davis talks with Elizabeth City, NC farmer Steve Sawyer about his experiences with this innovative app.

Agricultural Lenders Brief Congress on Farm Financial Woes

Lawmakers have been lending an ear to the views of the people who lend money to farmers across the country. Gary Crawford has this report on what they heard.