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Restoring Groundwater and Reducing Flood Damage at the Same Time

One California farmer’s innovative idea for rebuilding rapidly depleting groundwater supplies is catching on with others. Gary Crawford has more on this edition of Agriculture USA.  

A Farm Safety Mantra: “Every Farmer Counts”

This year’s National Farm Safety and Health Week places the emphasis on the importance of ag producers and keeping them safe for the vital job they play in producing food, feed, and fiber. Rod Bain reports in our continuing series

The Economic Perspective: “Jobs in the Next Decade”

Mary:  I’m Mary Walden with economist MW welcoming you to the economic perspective. Today’s program looks at the next decade. Mike, the federal government’s Bureau of Labor Statistics just released their national job forecasts for the next decade.  Give us

Cattle Market Transparency Act Introduced

The Cattle Market Transparency Act introduced this week seeks to restore transparency and accountability in the cattle market. Sen. Deb Fischer (D-NE) introduced the bill, noting the Tyson Foods plant fire in Kansas and supply chain challenges due to COVID-19.

Farm Groups Applaud CCC Agreement

The decision by House lawmakers to include Commodity Credit Corporation funding in the continuing resolution demonstrates their support for America’s farmers, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation. The stopgap measure provides nearly $8 billion for nutrition assistance programs, replenish

NC Weather History: Helene Skirts Coast

It’s one of the closest brushes with disaster our state has ever seen. From the State Climate Office, I’m Corey Davis, and this week in North Carolina weather history, we weigh the “what ifs” of Hurricane Helene from 1958. On

Waging the War on Lawn Weeds

Spring is when most of us fight the war against weeds in our yards, but that may not be the best time. Gary Crawford has more.

It’s Rail Safety Week

Operation Lifesaver partners with American Farm Bureau and other groups during Rail Safety Week to remind farm equipment operators to pay extra attention where field and farm access roads cross train tracks. Operation Lifesaver Executive Director Rachel Maleh says Rail

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