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Economist Mike Walden: The Marketing of Baseball

It appears one aspect of major league baseball – its marketing – has been changing.  What’s been happening? When I went to Reds games at old Crosley Field in the 1950s, we took a bus to the game, watched the

NCDA&CS extends Pesticide Applicators Recertification Deadline

Due to the impact of Hurricane Florence on pesticide training and recertification, private pesticide applicators will have until Nov. 30 to meet their recertification requirements. “Several county Cooperative Extension offices are still without power, while others are being used for

Commissioner Weathers Meets with Farmers Impacted by Florence; Takes Aerial Tour of Damage

COLUMBIA, SC – South Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture Hugh Weathers today surveyed crop damage from Tropical Depression Florence during an aerial tour of Chesterfield, Dillon, Florence, Horry, Marlboro and Marion counties.  Joined by Congressman Tom Rice from South Carolina’s 7th congressional district,

Florence Washing Away Cotton and Tobacco Crops

The record-setting and still-rising floodwaters of Hurricane Florence are wreaking havoc on cotton and tobacco crops in the Carolinas. North Carolina Farm Bureau spokesperson Lynda Loveland says it’s going to take some time to get an accurate picture of the

USDA Provides North Carolina Children Affected by Hurricane Florence with Access to Free Meals

WASHINGTON, September 19, 2018 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced it is making it easier for North Carolina schools affected by Hurricane Florence to feed students during this time of great need. All students in affected disaster areas in

Burr, Tillis join President Trump in touring Hurricane Damage

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Wednesday, North Carolina Senators Thom Tillis and Richard Burr, along with Governor Roy Cooper, joined President Trump during his visit to North Carolina to assess the damage caused by Hurricane Florence. “We are now moving towards

EPA Hurricane Florence Update Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Raleigh, N.C. (September 19, 2018) – Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4 Administrator Trey Glenn met with EPA’s state and federal partners in North Carolina to coordinate interagency and intergovernmental response to the ongoing natural disaster caused by

Florence Damage Assessment Underway


Farmers are now counting the cost following Hurricane Florence. North Carolina Farm Bureau President Larry Wooten gives an update.

The Silver Lining of Hurricane Matthew?


Preparations for Hurricane Florence were based on experiences of a tropical system that impacted the Carolinas two years ago. Rod Bain reports.

Soybean Production, Ending Stocks Up


It’s not a huge surprise that soybean production is up in this country, but that has led to a notably high number for ending stocks. Stephanie Ho has more on the story.