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Soybean Farmers Fed Up with Tariffs

The American Soybean Association says U.S. farmers are frustrated by the lack of progress between the U.S. and China in bringing the trade war to a close. The dispute threatens soybean prices and farmers’ ability to even stay in business.

The Importance of 4H

Cathann Kress of Ohio State University explains why 4H was originally created and its importance in preparing the youth of America with agroscience information and education:

80 Percent of Chinese Farms Not Restocking Following ASF Outbreak

Many farms in China infected with African swine fever are not restocking with pigs. Bloomberg News reports that 80 percent of farms infected with the deadly virus are not restocking, leaving a significant gap in production. China is the world’s

USDA Seeks Another Experimental ASF Vaccine License, Years from Implementation

The Department of Agriculture intends to grant an experimental license for an African swine fever vaccine. The intent was published in the Federal Register this week that USDA’s Agricultural Research Service intends to grant the license to a company in

Ag Seeks Swift Agreement in U.S.-Japan Trade Talks

A large coalition of agriculture groups is urging for swift action in the negotiation and implementation of a U.S.-Japan trade agreement. The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture, along with many agriculture organizations, signed a letter to U.S. Trade

Opinion: ‘Get A Second or Third Job’ Is Not Sound Farm Policy

The Wall Street Journal recently published a provocative piece with a title that perfectly summed up the fallout from collapsing incomes in farm country. That article, “To Stay on the Land, American Farmers Add Extra Jobs,” revealed a rarely-discussed phenomenon of

NC State Economist Dr. Mike Walden – “The Chained Inflation Rate”

  Mary:  This is Mary Walden with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at the chained inflation rate.   Mike, one of the changes buried deep in initial tax plan released by the U.S. House of

NC State Economist Dr. Mike Walden – “Are Homeowners Staying Put?”

  Mary:  I’m Mary Walden, with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.   Today’s program asks if homeowners are staying put.  Mike, the housing market has recovered from its dramatic plunge during the Great Recession.  But it appears to

NC State Economist Dr. Mike Walden – “City Size and Automation”

Mary:  This is Mary Walden with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.   Today’s program looks at city size and automation.  Mike, a new study was recently released by MIT that showed that most regions in the country could

NC State Economist Dr. Mike Walden – “The New Head of the Fed”

  Mary:  I’m Mary Walden with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at the new head of the Fed.  Well Mike, the suspense – at least for economists – is over.  President Trump has nominated