Monthly Archives: July 2020

The Economic Perspective: “Disappearing Jobs”

Mary:  This is Mary Walden with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at disappearing jobs.  Mike, one of the most important pieces of information about the economy is based on two words, “who’s hiring.”  Both

Clemson: Plan Your Attack Against Diamondback Moth Caterpillars

LEXINGTON, S.C. – If fall brassicas are part of your gardening strategy, Clemson University Cooperative Extension experts say now is the time to develop a strategic plan to ward off diamondback moth caterpillars. Brassicas are vegetables that include broccoli, Brussels

Dicamba-Resistant Palmer Amaranth Discovered in Tennessee

Researchers from the University of Tennessee report finding dicamba-resistant Palmer amaranth in the state. Results from greenhouse trials and in-field assessment report the level of dicamba resistance is relatively low, about 2.5 times. The level of infestation in any given

Booker: Current Food System Fundamentally Broken

Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) says the COVID-19 pandemic has uncovered flaws in the nation’s food supply system and it is “fundamentally broken.” Addressing the National Food Policy Conference this week, the former Democratic presidential candidate said, “We simply cannot go

Lawsuit Challenges NEPA Rewrite

A coalition of environmental groups is challenging the Trump administration rewrite of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The Environmental Defense Fund, along with other organizations, call the rewrite an “attack” on Americans. Leading the legal challenge, an attorney at

NASDA: Senate Coronavirus Aid Falls Short for Agriculture

Negotiations to finalize the next coronavirus relief package in Congress are far from the finish line, and so is aid for agriculture, according to the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture. “This relief package falls short of meeting the

Grainger Named as New NC SweetPotato Executive Director

Benson, North Carolina – July 31, 2020 –The North Carolina SweetPotato Commission, Inc. today announced that Michelle L. Grainger has joined the Commission as Executive Director. With over 20 years of management experience to draw from, Michelle most recently served

Will Isaias Bring Relief to Dry Areas?

Tropical Storm Isaias may, or may not, be headed for the Carolina coast, but some farmers are hoping for relief from abnormally dry conditions. Mike Davis talks with climatologist Corey Davis for the latest.

NC State Fair Closure Hits Many in the Wallet

The cancellation of the North Carolina State Fair will impact the lives of thousands of people, including farmers, non-profit organizations, and small businesses. Mike Davis reports.

How to Snake Proof Your Home

Snakes do perform vital services for the ecology, but can be a problem if they stay next to our house. Gary Crawford has this report.