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Economist Mike Walden: Update on the Cost of Tariffs

This is Mary Walden with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program gives an update on the cost of tariffs.  Mike, the U.S. and China recently escalated their trade dispute.  Both countries expanded the number of products

Economist Mike Walden: Views on Trade

I’m Mary Walden with economist MW welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at views on trade.  Mike, you’ve been in North Carolina long enough to see several debates over international trade. In the 1990s, NAFTA and the

65,000 Expected at National FFA Convention

More than 65,000 Future Farmers of America members and guests from across the U.S. are expected to attend the National FFA Convention & Expo next week. The convention is scheduled for October 24th through the 27thin Indianapolis. FFA members and

NCDA Market Highlights for Friday October 19

DAILY MARKET HIGHLIGHTS FOR SFN   The following is a summary of market prices and conditions of North Carolina farm products for October 18, 2018 reported by the Federal-State Markets News Service of the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and

USMCA a Framework for Future Trade Deals

A White House adviser says the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement is a model for future trade agreements. If approved, the USMCA will replace the North American Free Trade Agreement. Kevin Hassett, chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, said this

AFBF Coalition Tells Court to Throw Out WOTUS Rule

A 2015 rule that expands the federal government’s control over private land nationwide should be vacated in its entirety, according to a coalition challenging the rule. Attorneys made the argument against the Waters of the U.S. Rule in papers filed

Conaway Determined to Complete Farm Bill

House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway remains committed to finishing the farm bill this year. During an event in Omaha, Nebraska, Conaway told DTN, “There’s plenty of motivation for the four of us to get this farm bill done,” referring

Pasture Workshop Teaches Ways to Maximize Grass for Horses

CLEMSON, SC — The Appalachian foothills boast climate and soils to grow some of the finest pasture grass on the planet. Horse owners can make it even better. They can start at the Carolina Foothills Forage Management Workshop: “A guide to

From Summer into Winter

Hope you enjoyed your week of Fall, because Winter comes this weekend, says climatologist Corey Davis. On a brighter note, there are no hurricane systems in the tropics, so there’s that.

Reducing Swine Disease Risk


The recent outbreak of African Swine Fever in China, Belgium and elsewhere reinforces the need to protect U.S. swine industry from foreign animal diseases. Pork Checkoff-funded research has found diseases, like African Swine Fever, can survive in the overseas shipment