Daily Ag Summary

Winners Announced in WNC Livestock Expo

FLETCHER – The final weekend of the WNC Youth Livestock Expo wrapped up at the WNC Ag Center in Fletcher. The youth livestock shows were held in place of the N.C. Mountain State Fair, which was canceled this year due

The Economic Perspective: “Is the Economy Now Expanding?”

Mary:  This is Mary Walden with economist MW welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program asks if the economy is now expanding.  Mike, the broadest measure of the economy – called Gross Domestic Product – dropped by its largest

NCGA Exploring Short Term Demand Growth

The National Corn Growers Association is actively working to rebuild demand by exploring new incremental opportunities for America’s corn farmers. In partnership with AimPoint Research and primary customer segments, NCGA is developing a short-term demand growth plan that sets the

Agreement Reached to Include CCC Funds in CR

After days of partisan politics, a continuing resolution passed the House of Representatives Tuesday night including funds for the Commodity Credit Corporation. The White House and Congressional Republicans reached an agreement with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to include the funding,

New Commodities Covered under CFAP 2

On Friday, the administration announced details of the new $14-billion-dollar Coronavirus Food Assistance Program, or CFAP2, that will provide direct payments to farmers and ranchers to partially offset COVID-19-related losses for producers. American Farm Bureau Federation Chief Economist John Newton

The Importance of a BRD Prevention Plan

Bovine Respiratory Disease is most often thought of in stocker and feedlot operations, but it should also be on the mind of cow-calf producers. Dr. Daniel Cummings is a Professional Services Veterinarian with Boehringer-Ingelheim, who says it’s important to put

Every Farmer Counts: This is Farm Safety Week

“Every Farmer Counts” is the focus of the 2020 National Farm Safety and Health Week that continues through Saturday, September 26. Mike Davis reports.

Tips for a Safe Harvest Season

For many growers, harvest is just around the corner.  It’s also a pressure-packed time for growers, and it’s easy to take shortcuts that can be hazardous to the grower and others in their community. Before growers get the combines rolling

The Economic Perspective: “The Fed’s New Policy”

Mary:    I’m Mary Walden with economist MW welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at the Fed’s new policy.   Mike, the Federal Reserve recently announced a change in their interest rate policy.  What was the change, and why

Peterson Wants Ethanol, Textile CFAP Aid

House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson (D-MN) overall approves of the second Coronavirus Food Assistance Program, but says more sectors need help. “There are some good things in this second CFAP plan,” said Peterson, “(but) I still want to see