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NPPC Applauds EPA’s Actions to Replace WOTUS Rule

WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 23, 2020 – The National Pork Producers Council applauded today’s action by the Environmental Protection Agency to replace the unlawful 2015 Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule with a final rule called the Navigable Waters Protection Rule. The final rule is fully consistent with

EPA to Issue A New Definition of WOTUS Today


LAS VEGAS (Jan. 23, 2020) — Today, at an event at the National Association of Home Builders International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas, EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler and Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works R.D. James will announce a new, clear definition for

The Economic Perspective: “Evaluating Negative Interest Rates”

I’m Mary Walden, with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.   Today’s program looks at evaluating negative interest rates.  Mike, several countries in Europe have tried to stimulate their economies by allowing for negative interest rates.  What are negative

Farm Bureau Establishes 2020 Priorities

Farmer and rancher delegates to the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 101st Annual Convention this week adopted policies to guide the organization’s work in 2020. After a year-long process to review ways to modernize Federal Milk Marketing Orders, AFBF’s delegates voted

Senate Sends USCMA to President Trump

The U.S. Senate Wednesday put its finishing touches on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement. Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA), chair of the Finance Committee and Senate President Pro tempore, signed the agreement, the final step before the agreement heads to the White House.

Johnston County, NC Cattlemen’s Membership Meeting

Register by Friday! January 28, 2020 – 6:30 pm Johnston County Livestock Arena Please note this meeting will be at the Livestock Arena, NOT the Agriculture Center! Dear Members and friends: The meeting will be held January 28, 2020 at the Johnston County

China’s ASF Problem Remains Bleak for 2020; Vietnam Shows Glimmer of Hope

Despite 2019 having been China’s official “Year of the Pig,” things could not have been much worse for the nation’s swine herd, its farmers or the country’s 1.4 billion consumers who have a strong preference for pork as a protein.

China Trade Deal Leaves some Traders Underwhelmed

Market reaction to the U.S. and China signing a “Phase One” trade deal wasn’t as optimistic as some thought it might be. Mike Davis talks with market analyst Mike Zuzolo of of Global Commodity Analytics for reaction.

The Importance of Cutting Costs

Why are some farmers doing fairly well in this farm economy, while other operations struggle, with some even slipping into bankruptcy? One researcher says it’s all about realizing savings in your inputs. Mike Davis reports.

Many of us are Surprisingly Ignorant about Managing our Money

An expert says most of us are incredibly ignorant about managing our money. But in this case ignorance is not bliss. Gary Crawford has more.