Monthly Archives: August 2020

Packing a Safe School Lunch for Your Child

In some areas, kids will be going to school, at least part of the week. Here are some tips for packing a safe school lunch for them. Gary Crawford reports.

The Economic Perspective: “A Shake-up in Universities”

Mary:  I’m Mary Walden, with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at a shake-up in universities.  Mike, many universities are beginning the academic year totally on-line, while others are using a combination of on-line and

Dairymen Reminded to Sign Up for CFAP

The National Milk Producers Federation reminds dairy farmers to sign up for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program. CFAP is the main method USDA is using to help farmers weather the COVID-19 pandemic. NMPF spokesperson Chris Galen says dairy farmers have

Iowa Farmers Looking toward Derecho Recovery

The derecho event cut an 80-mile swath across Iowa, impacting roughly 14 million acres of crops and severely damaging four million acres of corn, while soybeans appear to be recovering. Iowa Farm Bureau President Craig Hill says the damage is

Deadline Approaching for USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

WASHINGTON, Aug. 28, 2020 –U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds farmers and ranchers that the deadline to apply for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) is Sept. 11, 2020. This program provides direct relief to producers who

The Economic Perspective: “Achieving Internet for All”

Mary:  This is Mary Walden with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at achieving internet for all.  Mike, Covid-19 has dramatically increased the use of home internet, both for work and for education.  Yet a

It’s OK to Talk About Farm Stress!

Farm groups are working to break the stigma behind farm stress and seeking help. Micheal Clements tells us it’s important that farmers don’t carry the burden alone.  

Remnants of Laura Headed to Carolinas on Saturday

Climatologist Corey Davis says watch out for some sever weather on Saturday afternoon, and those dry areas in South Carolina are looking much better, thank you.

The Economic Perspective: “Vertical Farms”

Mary:  I’m Mary Walden with economist MW welcoming you to the economic perspective. Today’s program looks at vertical farms.  Mike, many futurists say we are on the cusp of dramatic technological change that will upend the ways we perform many

John R. Block Reports from Washington August 27, 2020 “Corn”

Hello everybody out there in farm country.  This radio commentary is brought to you by the National Corn Growers Association, CropLife America, and Renewable Fuels Association.  They are all friends, supporters, and allies of a healthy farm economy and prosperous