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ASF Prevention is Job One

African Swine Fever continues to spread in Asia and Eastern Europe.  Mike Davis has more with National Pork Board Director of Swine Health Programs Dr. Patrick Webb.   This is part of our continuing series covering the worldwide African swine

The Economic Perspective: “Capitalism, Socialism, and Government Help”

This is Mary Walden with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at capitalism, socialism, and government help.  Mike, today’s program is about definitions.  The terms capitalism and socialism are frequently used in reference to government

UMO Hosts 6th Annual AgFest

On Thursday, September 19th, The NC Small Grain Growers Association exhibited in the University of Mount Olive’s 6th Annual AgFest which took place on UMO’s campus. AgFest is a unique opportunity for FFA members from across the state to experience UMO,

USDA Highlights 2018 Food Spending Habits

U.S. consumers spent $1.71 trillion on food and beverages in 2018, according to the Department of Agriculture. USDA’s Economic Research Service says spending at food-away-from-home establishments, restaurants, school cafeterias, sports venues, and other eating places, accounted for 54.4 percent of

Study Confirms ASF Survives in Animal Feed

Researchers at Kansas State University say African swine fever can survive in feed grains, prompting greater concerns of the disease spreading. The research confirms the virus can survive a simulated 30-day transoceanic voyage in contaminated plant-based feed and ingredients. Detailed

Dairy Margin Coverage Enrollment Deadline Extended

The Department of Agriculture is giving dairy producers an extra week to sign up for the Dairy Margin Coverage program, as USDA’s Bill Northey told lawmakers Thursday the deadline will extend to September 27. Northey made the comment during a

Former Ag Secretaries Join in Support of USMCA

A group of former Agriculture Secretaries joined current Secretary Sonny Perdue in backing the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement this week. The group signed a letter to Congress urging lawmakers to pass the trade agreement to “provide certainty in the North American market

Forest Fun on a Fee-Free Day

Five times a year, our nation’s parks, forests, and grasslands wave most day-use fees to encourage the public to enjoy public lands, and two such fee-free days are coming up soon. Rod Bain reports.

South Korea Now ASF Positive

South Korea has joined eight other Asian countries with African Swine Fever. Mike Davis talks with National Pork Board Director of Swine Health Programs Dr. Patrick Webb.

The Economic Perspective: “Trillion Dollar Deficits”

I’m Mary Walden, with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.   Today’s program looks at trillion dollar deficits. Mike, federal budget deficit is set to hit almost $1 trillion dollars this year, and the deficit will be over $1