Monthly Archives: June 2020

Another Cathcart Receives Ag Leadership Award

COLUMBIA, SC  Austin D. Cathcart of Irmo, SC, a 2020 graduate of Clemson University with a BS degree in Agricultural Education, has been named recipient of the John W. Parris Agricultural Leadership Award presented by the Clemson Collegiate FFA Organization.

The Economic Perspective: “Challenges in Calculating the Jobless Rate”

Mary:    I’m Mary Walden with economist MW welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at challenges in calculating the jobless rate.  Mike, the coronavirus has created many issues on our economy, including how we measure it.  I understand

Not All “Meatless” Meats Good for Health, Environment

Claims that plant-based meats are healthier for both humans and the environment have sparked a wave of veganism, but all may not be as it appears. Sarah Galetti, the founder of vegan frozen food brand Tattooed Chef, told Forbes that

Court Says No to Reversal on Dicamba

The Ninth Circuit Court has rejected a BASF motion to reinstate its Engenia herbicide registration. BASF says it wasn’t made aware that its Engenia herbicide was at stake in the case before the June 3rd decision and did not have

ASA Names Brian Vaught as Interim CEO, Replacing Findlay

The American Soybean Association has named Chief Financial Officer Brian Vaught as temporary CEO of the organization, replacing Ryan Findlay. While the ASA did not give a reason for Findlay stepping down, the group’s board of directors said in a

Patrons Support Black Farmers’ Market In Raleigh

Long lines of people waited to support local black-owned businesses at the Black Farmers’ Market in Raleigh this past weekend. It happened at the Southeast Raleigh YMCA on Sunday. Jeff Hamlin has details for SFN.

N.C. Forest Service to Begin Tree Seedling Sales July 1

RALEIGH – Beginning July 1, the North Carolina Forest Service is accepting tree seedling orders as part of its annual sale. Each year, the NCFS Nursery Program produces millions of quality seedlings for nearly 50 species of conifers, hardwoods and native

SC Commissioner Hugh Weathers: July 4th

The 4th of July is this Saturday, which means celebrating those who serve our country and plenty of good food. Ag Commissioner Hugh Weathers is here to tell us more. While we are all doing our part to slow the

NC Commissioner Steve Troxler: New NC Ag Numbers Show Industry Continues to Grow

Last week N.C. State University economist Mike Walden released updated agriculture and agribusiness numbers, and the industry has seen growth, moving up nearly a billion dollars to $92.7 billion in economic impact. New agriculture and agribusiness numbers were recently released

The Economic Perspective: “Is Inflation Really Subdued?”

Mary: This is Mary Walden with economist MW welcoming you to the economic perspective. Today’s program asks if inflation is really subdued.  Mike, the prices of many consumer products and services have been affected by the economic impacts of the