Daily Ag Summary

A Move to Help Farmers during Continued Tough Financial Times

The Family Farmer Relief Act making its way through Congress would increase the debt cap for eligibility from $3,237,000 to $10,000,000.Mike Davis has details.

Honey Bee Losses Continue Very High

Losses of honey bee colonies are running very high. Gary Crawford talks about this with experts at a pollination event in Washington, D.C.

John R. Block Reports from Washington June 26, 2019 “Issues of the Day”

      Hello everybody out there in farm country.  This radio commentary is brought to you by the National Corn Growers Association, CropLife America, and Renewable Fuels Association.  They are all friends, supporters, and allies of a healthy farm economy and

The Economic Perspective: “The Fed Doesn’t Move”

This is Mary Walden with economist MW welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program examines the Fed not moving.  Mike, anytime the Federal Reserve meets people watch for two things.  First, did the Fed change the key interest rate

Op-Ed: Disaster Assistance for N.C. is on the Way

Disaster assistance for N.C. is on the way Wilmington Star News By: Senator Thom Tillis and Rep. David Rouzer June 26, 2019 US Senator Tillis and Rep. David Rouzer (NC-7) have penned an editorial piece which appeared on today’s Wilmington

Pelosi: Deportation Delay Won’t Lead to Immigration Deal

Agriculture may be waiting a while for the nation to improve the immigration program it relies on to provide farm laborers. President Donald Trump agreed to a two-week postponement of mass deportation of illegal immigrants while asking Congress to work

Farmers’ Working Capital “Critically Low”

The agriculture sector is suffering from working capital that’s fallen to critically low levels according to data from forecasting firm Agricultural Economic Insights. The group recently analyzed data put out by the Economic Research Service, saying the declines in working

Are You Ready for REDI?

USDA has a new rural development initiative that aims to help rural communities develop and implement solutions that will help them raise their quality of life. Stephanie Ho has more.

The Economic Perspective: “The Continuing Importance of Tobacco”

I’m Mary Walden with economist MW welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at the continuing importance of tobacco in North Carolina.  Mike, the economic importance of tobacco has come into focus recently with a national proposal to

Laos Joins List of Countries Affected by African Swine Fever

China has banned direct and indirect imports of pigs, wild boars, and related products from Laos after the first outbreak of the African Swine Fever virus was found in that country. Reuters reports the southeast Asian nation recorded its first