Daily Ag Summary

The Economic Perspective: “Economic Fallout of the Virus in North Carolina”

Mary: This is Mary Walden with economist MW welcoming you to the economic perspective. Today’s program looks at the economic fallout of the virus in North Carolina.  Mike, we’ve been struggling with the coronavirus since February.  Can we see now

Farm Bureau Looking for “Entrepreneur of the Year”

The American Farm Bureau, in partnership with Farm Credit, is accepting applications through July 31 for the 2021 Farm Bureau Ag Innovation Challenge. The national business competition showcases U.S. startup companies addressing the challenges faced by farmers, ranchers, and the

Corn Production Lower, Soybean Ending Stocks Higher in July WASDE

The July World Ag Supply and Demand Estimates Report is calling for sharply lower supplies in corn, along with reduced feed and residual use, increased food, seed, and industrial use, as well as lower ending stocks. Corn production is lowered

USDA Accepts Over One Million Acres in CRP Grasslands

The USDA’s Farm Service Agency says it’s accepted more than 1.2 million acres in the Conservation Reserve Program Grasslands during the recent signup. Through CRP Grasslands, farmers and ranchers can protect grasslands, rangelands, and pastures, while retaining the right to

Appropriations Committee Approves Ag Spending

The House Appropriations Committee has approved the fiscal year 2021 appropriations bill covering the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Farm Credit Administration, and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. Ranking Member Rep. Kay Granger (R-TX) says some of the provisions designed

Equine Encephalitis Case Confirmed in Marion County, SC

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The first case this year of deadly Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) has been confirmed in a South Carolina horse, Clemson University Livestock Poultry Health (LPH), a state regulatory agency, has announced. “The infected horse, a 15-month-old Tennessee

The 2020 Commodities Market Roller Coaster

The first half of 2020 has come and gone. To say that it’s been a difficult year in the commodity markets is quite an understatement. Joe Vaclavik, President of Standard Grains in Nashville, Tennessee, says this year has been more

The Latest Results in the Agricultural Trade Race

If the fiscal year ended now, it would be a photo finish between FY 2019 and 2020 agricultural export values. Gary Crawford has more.

The Economic Perspective: “Paying for Infrastructure Projects”

Mary:  This is Mary Walden with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at paying for infrastructure projects.  Mike, it’s generally agreed the country needs an improvement in its infrastructure, including roads, transit, and bridges.  But

RAMP-UP Act to Increase Meat Packing Capacity

The Requiring Assistance to Meat Processors for Upgrading Plants, or RAMP-UP Act, seeks to increase the nation’s meat packing capacity. The bill was introduced last week by Rep. Frank Lucas (OK-R) and House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson (MN-D). Lucas