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China Market Open For U.S. Rice Imports

China Customs has announced the Chinese market is now open to the importing of U.S. rice for the first time ever.

Swine Survivability Project

The swine industry is coming together to address emerging issues, such as pig survivability.

NCDA Market Highlights for Wednesday, January 2nd

The following is a summary of market prices and conditions of North Carolina farm products for December 31, 2018 reported by the Federal-State Markets News Service of the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.  All livestock is state

U.S. Soybeans Making Big Progress in EU

While U.S. soybean sales to China suffered in 2018, they’re making some headway across the Atlantic Ocean. On the 50th anniversary of the soybean industry’s development efforts in the European Union, the United States has outpaced Brazil as the number

Pacific Rim Trade Deal Kicks Off, Means Big Cuts In Tariffs

A large trade deal comprised of 11 nations became official on Sunday, December 30th after years of back-and-forth talks. A Straits Times Dot Com article says the first six countries to ratify the pact are now enjoying steep cuts in

Trump, Xi Express Optimism on Upcoming January Trade Talks

President Donald Trump took to Twitter to talk about a recent phone call with Chinese President Xi (Zhee) Jinping. The president noted that the two had what he called a “long and very good call,” saying that a possible deal

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