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Perdue Advocates Public-Private Partnerships

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue expressed to a House appropriations subcommittee that one way to do more with less is through public-private partnerships: “The way to accomplish more in tight budgetary times really is with public/private partnerships.  That’s one of the

NC State Ag Economist Dr. Mike Walden – “The Net Return from College Majors”

  Mary:    I’m Mary Walden with economist MW welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at the net return from college majors.  Mike, we’re used to hearing about differences in pay that college students will earn based on

Perdue Standing Up to Budget Criticism

5-29 SFN 12 & Today’s Topic – SFN 8 – needs commercial   USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue does not agree with the White House on some key spending cuts in the president’s so far, unpopular USDA budget request.  Those differences quickly

Cattle Futures End Rally

Cattle futures reversed course to turn lower as the USDA cattle-on-feed report exceeded expectations. Still, cash prices remained strong headed into Memorial Day weekend when grills are expected to fire up the livestock markets. June live cattle futures fell 122

NC Cash Corn Gains 5 Cents

At the livestock auction held Thursday at Smithfield a total of 488 cattle and no goats were sold. Slaughter cattle were unevenly steady when compared to the previous week.  Feeder cattle were mostly $3.00 to $6.00 lower. Broiler-fryers: The market

American Farm Bureau Expects Agriculture to be Fully Funded in FY’18

  American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall says the President’s proposed budget that included billions of dollars of cuts to agriculture programs sent shockwaves across rural America. However, Duvall notes that Congress will now get to work on amending

NC State Ag Economist Dr. Mike Walden – “The Influx of Foreign College Students”

Mary: This is Mary Walden with economist MW welcoming you to the economic perspective. Today’s program looks at the influx of foreign college students.  Mike, if a person walks around a college campus today, one of the things they’ll notice

An Above Average Tornado Season Track This Year

  There’s over a month left in peak of the 2017 tornado season, and so far this year, severe weather activity has been above normal nationwide. Rod Bain reports: 2017 has been an active year, tornado wise, in the US

Former Ag Secretary John Block’s Weekly Commentary – “Budget”

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NC State Ag Economist Dr. Mike Walden – “Territorial versus Global Business Taxation”

  Mary:  This is Mary Walden with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at territorial versus global business taxation.  Mike, President Trump just unveiled his tax plan.   One of the elements is moving from taxing