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House Moves Farm Bill Closer to Conference Committee

The House of Representatives has placed the farm bill back in the court of the Senate, voting to move towards conference. The voice vote approval paves the way for the Senate to consider similar action so the two chambers can

Economist Mike Walden: The Swiss Vote on Banking


I’m Mary Walden, with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.   Today’s program looks at the Swiss vote on banking.  Mike, there was an unusual election recently in Switzerland.  It didn’t involve candidates of opposing parties.  Instead it was

Website Shows Impact of Farm insurance

During this year’s Farm Bill debate, lawmakers had a new resource available that demonstrated the impact that crop insurance has on farmers in all 50 states. Micheal Clements shares more.

A Sweet Harvest is on the Way

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It’s a tradition that predates Columbus…the planting, harvesting, and of course, the eating of those delectable orange roots known as sweet potatoes. Mike Davis has more.

U.S. Says Retaliatory Tariffs Unjustified in WTO Complaint

The U.S. has struck back at retaliating nations by filing a complaint with the World Trade Organization. The U.S. complaint says the steel and aluminum tariffs imposed by the Trump administration were justified, but claim retaliation in response to the

Ag Meteorologist: Drought Already Impacting Fall Harvest

Drought continues unabated in parts of farm country and the corn and soybean crops are suffering. Bryce Anderson, Senior Ag Meteorologist at DTN, tells Mike Davis crops in the southern Corn Belt are among the hardest-hit.

NCDA Market Report for Wednesday July 18

The following is a summary of market prices and conditions of North Carolina farm products for July 16, 2018 reported by the Federal-State Markets News Service of the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.  All livestock is state

Economist Mike Walden: Where the U.S. Is Frugal

This is Mary Walden with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.   Today’s program looks at where the U.S. is frugal.  Mike, our country doesn’t have a reputation for being frugal.  The national debt has more than doubled in

Blatant Blueberry Blabbing and Blarney

Our consumption of blueberries continues to grow rapidly. And even this report from Gary Crawford won’t stop that trend.

FDA To Crackdown on Non-dairy Products Labeling

Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb told a Washington, D.C. event Tuesday the FDA will crack down on the use of the term “milk” for nondairy products. As reported by Politico, Gottlieb told the Politico Pro Summit the agency