Monthly Archives: October 2020

The Economic Perspective: “Dangers of the Debt”

Mary:  This is Mary Walden with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at dangers of the debt.  Mike, one of the big downsides of federal financial assistance during the pandemic has been that all the

With COVID-19 Cases Rising in Rural America, Don’t Let Down your Guard

The number of COVID-19 cases is on the rise in rural America, and officials are urging residents to take safety precautions. Emily Krekelberg is a Farm Safety and Health Educator for the University of Minnesota Extension Service. She says it’s

After Zeta, A Cool Dry Weekend

Climatologist Corey Davis says a cooler, dry week is ahead for the Carolinas on the backside of Hurricane Zeta.

Guidelines for a Safe and Healthy Halloween

This year trick-or-treat rules vary by community, but here are some general tips to give everyone a healthy Halloween. Gary Crawford reports.

The Economic Perspective: “The Surge in New Businesses”

Mary:  I’m Mary Walden, with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.   Today’s program looks at the surge in new businesses.  Mike, I would expect that pessimistic times in the economy would not be a time to start a

Rural America Getting More Attention During 2020 Election Races

The U.S. election is rapidly drawing closer, and the results will determine the country’s path forward over the next four years. The election will determine agriculture policy moving forward, with several influential elections taking place in different states. Chris Clayton

Multiple Uses for your Halloween Pumpkin

Don’t be scared…there plenty of ways you can use that Halloween pumpkin besides as decoration. Rod Bain reports.

John R. Block Reports from Washington October 28, 2020 “Amy Coney Barrett Confirmed”

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

The Economic Perspective: “Declining Infrastructure”

Mary:  This is Mary Walden with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at declining infrastructure.  Mike, most of us don’t think about the infrastructure that keeps us going – things like roads, bridges, water and

USDA Initiatives in Livestock Marketing Arena

Initiatives recently announced by the Agriculture Department are designed to better equip livestock producers and others in the beef marketing chain to handle sudden, sometimes significant, market disruptions. Rod Bain looks at these initiatives in this edition of “Agriculture USA”.