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The Economic Perspective: “Do Vehicle Buyers Value Fuel Efficiency?”

This is Mary Walden with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program asks if vehicle buyers value fuel efficiency.  Mike, buyers of cars and trucks are often attracted to vehicles with better fuel efficiency for two reasons. 

Expansion of Dry Areas in Carolinas

Climatologist Corey Davis says both North and South Carolina saw the drought areas brow over the past week.

The Economic Perspective: “Wealth Workers”

I’m Mary Walden with economist MW welcoming you to the economic perspective. Today’s program looks at wealth workers.  Mike, the job market is constantly in a state of flux.  Some existing jobs are always being cut, while new kinds of

Chinese International Relations Experts: Trade War Could lead to Cold War

Chinese experts on international relations claim the current U.S.-China trade war could lead to another cold war. The South China Morning Post reports one expert claims: “If ideological rivalry were to become a core component of U.S.-China competition, proxy wars

Trump Asking Japan to Purchase U.S. Ag Products

President Trump is asking Japan to purchase U.S. farm products as the two nations seek a small trade deal including agriculture. Trump asked Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to buy a “huge amount” of U.S. wheat and soybeans as the

New Trucking Hours of Service Rules Proposed

The Trump administration on Wednesday proposed changes to hours of service rules for commercial vehicle drives. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration published the proposal seeking to give drivers “more flexibility while maintaining the safety limits on driving time.” Currently,

Record Number of Poultry Facilities Recognized for Safety

A record 230 chicken and turkey facilities received safety awards by the Joint Industry Safety and Health Council during the 2019 National Safety Conference for the Poultry Industry in Destin, Florida.  Several facilities in the Carolinas were among them. The

John R. Block Reports from Washington August 14, 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

New Corn and Bean Production Survey Numbers

How did USDA’s latest resurvey of corn and soybean growers impact forecasts for crop output and trade? Rod Bain reports.

USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service Marks 50th Anniversary

USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service — which runs a host of food assistance programs — is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Stephanie Ho has the story.