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New appointment to Trump’s Trade Advisory Team

American Farm Bureau’s president will have input on proposed and current trade deals, including the North American Free Trade Agreement, through a White House advisory panel. President Trump has appointed AFBF’s Zippy Duvall to a four-year term on his Advisory

Pork Checkoff Invests in Consumer Research

Each year, the Pork Checkoff invests in consumer research. National Pork Board CEO Bill Even says the latest study offered unique insight into what happens at the meat case.

Peterson: Ag Bill to Move in Early 2018

House Agriculture Committee leadership says the 2018 farm bill should be ready to move in the first quarter of next year. House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member Collin Peterson says markup on the bill will begin at the end of January

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

Many Unusual Aspects to the 2017 Hurricane Season

  NC State Climate Office’s Applied Climatologist, Corey Davis says there were several unusual aspects to the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season: “One thing that really stands out in my mind about this year is how quickly it started, and how

NC State Economist Dr. Mike Walden – “Is the Great Moderation Still with Us?”

  Mary:  I’m Mary Walden, with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program asks if the Great Moderation is still with us.   Mike, the Great Moderation was a term created in the early 2000s to describe the

Relating to a Public That Doesn’t Relate with Agriculture

  Society is changing, and the connection back to the farm is declining. Agriculture is facing the challenge of relating to a public that doesn’t relate with agriculture. Wes Jamison, Professor of Public Relations at Palm Beach Atlantic University, says