Monthly Archives: September 2020

The Economic Perspective: “Task-Focused Education”

Mary:  This is Mary Walden with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at task-focused education.  Mike, one of the outcomes of the coronavirus may be a need to overhaul our educational system.  Some experts say

NCBA Pleased with Attempts to Modernize Endangered Species Act

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and the Public Lands Council are pleased with the introduction of legislation attempting to modernize the Endangered Species Act. It’s the first attempt to update the act in almost 30 years. Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY),

A Busy Hurricane Season Continues

With Hurricane Sally’s remains passing through the Carolinas today, it serves as a reminder that this is a very active storm season in the Atlantic. But next week will feel like fall. Mike Davis talks with climatologist Corey Davis.

Hemp Producers — USDA Wants to Hear About Your Experiences

USDA has re-opened the comment period for hemp production and wants to hear first-hand experiences before coming out with a final rule before next spring. Stephanie Ho has the story.

NFU Advocating for Reforms, Supports during Virtual Fly-In

As a global pandemic and extreme weather events batter an already weak agricultural economy, hundreds of farmers, ranchers, and rural residents are gathering online this week to speak directly with their elected representatives and administration officials as part of National

The Economic Perspective: “Counting Calories”

Mary:  I’m Mary Walden, with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.   Today’s program looks at counting calories.  Mike, since 2018 chain restaurants with 20 or more locations have had to provide calorie information of their meals to customers.

2021 World Ag Expo Cancelled

The 2021 World Ag Expo has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The cancellation of World Ag Expo comes as another negative effect of COVID-19 for the International Agri-Center, exhibitors, non-profit food vendors, attendees, area hotels, restaurants, and other

Weathers: Greenhouse Campus a Game Changer for SC Farming

By Hugh E. Weathers, South Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture Over the next two years, several hundred acres of land near Early Branch, South Carolina will be transformed into greenhouses for farming. Using recycled rainwater and high-tech climate controls, farming companies

John R. Block Reports from Washington September 17, 2020 “Constitution Day and More”

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

Troxler Announces $2 Million in NC Dairy Assistance

Application period Sept. 28 – Oct. 12 RALEIGH – Grade A dairy fluid milk producers in North Carolina who suffered losses because of COVID-19 disruptions in the milk supply chain can soon apply for assistance through the COVID-19 Dairy Aid