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Walden: Does Crowding-Out Occur?”

Mary:  This is Mary Walden with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program asks if crowding-out occurs.  Mike, one of the concerns about the proposed federal income tax overhaul is that it will increase federal borrowing.  Also,

Walden: The Outlook for Holiday Buying

The Economic Perspective, #4: “The Outlook for Holiday Buying” 12-14-17 – running time 2:09   Mary:  I’m Mary Walden with economist MW welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at the outlook for holiday buying.   Mike, as always,

Many Unusual Aspects to the 2017 Hurricane Season

  NC State Climate Office’s Applied Climatologist, Corey Davis says there were several unusual aspects to the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season: “One thing that really stands out in my mind about this year is how quickly it started, and how

Relating to a Public That Doesn’t Relate with Agriculture

  Society is changing, and the connection back to the farm is declining. Agriculture is facing the challenge of relating to a public that doesn’t relate with agriculture. Wes Jamison, Professor of Public Relations at Palm Beach Atlantic University, says

Rhonda Garrison Says Farewell to the Southern Farm Network

Mike Davis and Rhonda Garrison close Rhonda’s 10+ year run at Southern Farm Network

It’s a Wrap for the 2017 Hurricane Season

  We put an official cap on the 2017 hurricane season on Thursday.  NC State Climate Office’s Applied Climatologist, Corey Davis compares the predictions with the outcome: “So, it’s interesting to think back to the spring, at that time the

NC Cash Wheat the Big Winner on Friday

At the livestock auction held Thursday at Smithfield a total of 736 cattle and no goats were sold. Slaughter cattle were steady when compared to the previous sale.  Feeder cattle were mostly steady. Moderate demand and buyer activity.  Heavy offerings

Grains & Oilseeds Gain Into the Weekend

Cattle futures ended the week sharply lower as hedge funds and other speculative investors unwound optimistic bets. Futures traders spent much of the week anticipating higher cash prices for physical cattle. But higher cash prices did little to stem the

NC Cash Corn Sees Price Boost from Futures

At the weekly livestock auctions held Wednesday at Norwood and North Wilkesboro 1,490 cattle and 8 goats were sold. Slaughter cattle were mostly steady when compared to the previous sales.  Feeder steers and bulls were mostly steady to $10.00 lower,

Good Growing Season for Central North Carolina

  The 2017 growing season has been considered to be one of the best in recent memory.  NCDA Regional Agronomist, Don Nicholson recaps the season for us: “Yeah, as a whole, I think was pretty successful,  had a really, really