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Five Carolina Regions Pitch for USDA Offices

The Department of Agriculture says more than 130 cities, including five in the Carolinas, have expressed interest in hosting USDA agencies that would move from Washington as part of a controversial reorganization plan. USDA says 136 entities in 35 states

Economist Mike Walden: Impacts of Rising Interest Rates

I’m Mary Walden with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at impacts of rising interest rates.  Mike, interest rates are on the rise, and there’s a double-edged sword for consumers.   Earnings on safe investments like

EU Cleared to Start Talks on Increasing U.S. Beef Imports

The European Union late has agreed to allow negotiations with the U.S. to increase imports of U.S. beef to the EU. The move could help ease some transatlantic trade tensions, according to Reuters. The European Commission, which negotiates on behalf

Federal Reserve: Farm Loan Volume Increasing

Large operating loans made by large agricultural banks led to a significant increase in farm lending in the third quarter of 2018, according to the Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank. The total volume of non-real estate farm loans was more

Japan Finds ASF in Luggage from China

Japanese officials stopped a traveler’s luggage from China bound for Japan because of pork in the suitcase that later tested positive for African swine fever. Japan’s Agriculture Ministry announced the finding Monday of sausages in a passengers luggage that tested

Many Cities Interested in Hosting USDA Agencies

The Department of Agriculture says more than 130 cities, including five in the Carolinas, have expressed interest in hosting USDA agencies that would move from Washington as part of a controversial reorganization plan. USDA says 136 entities in 35 states

Perdue Promises Five Percent Budget Cut as part of Trump Plan

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue says he will help President Donald Trump reach his goal of reducing agency budgets by five percent next year. Perdue has promised to cut his budget five percent, as last week Trump asked every cabinet agency

Commissioner Hugh Weathers: Palmetto Series Food Drive

The Palmetto Series Canned Food Drive starts October 29th through November 18th. Ag Commissioner Hugh Weathers is here to talk more about Palmetto Series Canned Food Drive and how it impacts South Carolina’s communities. The University of South Carolina and

Commissioner Steve Troxler: State Fair Follow-up

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NC Ag Commissioner Steve Troxler shares his thoughts about the just-concluded State Fair in Raleigh: Two record days during this year’s fair. Second Friday: 109,396 and Second Sunday: 130,319 Our total was 977,256, which was 27,000 above our 10-year average.

Protocols for Reducing Swine Disease Risk

As we continue our look at ways to reduce swine disease risk, Dr. David Pyburn of the National Pork Board shares standard steps farmers and other stakeholders should take to keep risks at bay.