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Schumer Praises Trump Tariffs against China

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) told a New York radio show on Sunday that he supports President Trump’s tariffs on Chinese imports. The Hill reports that Schumer said he thought Trump was right to place tariffs on China because,

Economist Mike Walden: New Data on Economic Well-Being

I’m Mary Walden, with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at new data on economic well-being.  Mike, every four years the Federal Reserve does an extensive survey of how households are doing with their personal

NC Fishing Down, but Shrimp Volume Sets New Record


North Carolina officials say commercial fishing declined by weight last year even as shrimp volume increased to a record high. The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries says fishermen sold about 54 million pounds of fish and shellfish to North Carolina

NCDA Market Report for Monday June 18


At the livestock auction held Thursday at Smithfield a total of 675 cattle and no goats were sold. Slaughter cows were mostly $2.00 to $5.00 lower; bulls had too few sales to trend when compared to the previous sale.   Feeder

Farm Group Calls Latest Tariffs “Scary”

Farmers for Free Trade Executive Director Brian Kuehl is criticizing says the Trump Administration’s approval of $50 billion worth of tariffs on imported goods from China. He says the tariffs on Chinese imports will result in heavy retaliatory tariffs on

Trump “Not Happy” With EPA Chief Pruitt

On the surface, President Trump says Environmental Protection Agency Chief Scott Pruitt has done a fantastic job of running the agency. However, Trump tells Bloomberg that he’s “not happy” with some of Pruitt’s actions as ethics allegations continue to threaten

Conaway Looking for Republican Votes as House Farm Bill Redo Approaches

House Ag Committee Chair Mike Conaway has compiled a list of 36 Republicans he needs to persuade to vote in favor of the House Farm Bill. That’s a lot of work to do before it comes up for a second

Direct Sales Mean More Profits to Farmer

If you’re a farmer, one concrete benefit of participating in a farmer’s market is more money. Stephanie Ho has details.

NC Ag Commissioner Steve Troxler: Farmers Markets


When the weather heats up, consumers will find more and more offerings at their local farmers market. In June and July, markets are getting into the peak of season, when you will find lots of fresh fruits and vegetables. There

NCDA Market Report for Friday June 15

At the weekly livestock auctions held Wednesday at North Wilkesboro and Norwood 1108 cattle and no goats were sold. Slaughter cattle were steady to $1.00 lower when compared to the previous sale.  Feeder steers were mostly $1.00 to $2.00 lower;