Monthly Archives: January 2020

Magistrate Favors USDA, Beef Councils, in R-CALF Lawsuit

A decision in lawsuit against the Department of Agriculture and multiple state beef checkoff’s favor the federal programs. The lawsuit filed by R-CALF claims there is a lack of oversight in state beef councils. However, a magistrate decision sided with

FCC Launches $20 Billion Rural Broadband Fund

The Federal Communications Commission has approved a rural broadband funding initiative to finance the deployment of high-speed broadband networks in rural America. Through a two-phase reverse auction mechanism, the FCC will direct up to $20.4 billion over ten years to

Wheat Gluten Market in the EU Reached $925M

IndexBox has just published a new report: ‘EU – Wheat Gluten – Market Analysis, Forecast, Size, Trends And Insights’. Here is a summary of the report’s key findings. The revenue of the wheat gluten market in the European Union amounted to

The Economic Perspective: “Accounting for Slower Growth”

This is Mary Walden with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program attempts to account for slower growth.   Mike, economic growth in the county appears to have slowed.  After averaging 3% annually since the end of World

Your Super Bowl Party Food Safety Practices Under Further Review

The lack of a good defensive safety can cost a football team dearly. So can the lack of good food safety at your Super Bowl party. Gary Crawford has more.  

A Warmer-than-Usual Winter

Temperatures have stayed above the average for most of the winter thus far, and dryer than usual in some spots as well. Climatologist Corey Davis tell us the impact and the forecast for the next week.

The Economic Perspective: “A New Look at Business Incentives”

I’m Mary Walden with economist MW welcoming you to the economic perspective. Today’s program examines a new look at business incentives. Mike, incentives are often used by states and localities to attract new businesses and jobs. However, they are controversial

NASDA Submits Hemp Program Comments to USDA

The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture has submitted final comments on federal hemp production guidelines, highlighting potential changes to the Domestic Hemp Production Program interim final rule. NASDA recommends USDA extends the number of days in the testing

President Trump Signs USMCA During White House Ceremony

President Donald Trump signed the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement during a White House ceremony on Wednesday, calling the deal “the largest, most significant, modern and balanced trade agreement in history.” USMCA replaces the North American Free Trade Agreement, a trade deal Trump considered

Some Food Price Oscars

To get us in the mood for the upcoming movie Oscars, Gary Crawford has this report on some unusual achievements in food prices that we saw in 2019.