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The Economic Perspective: “Consumer Confidence”

Mary:  This is Mary Walden with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at consumer confidence.  Mike, how confident people are about the future has been found to be an important part of the economy.  With

Rural Water Systems Bill Introduced in Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) introduced bipartisan legislation that would provide rural communities that are under significant financial strain as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic emergency assistance to repair, modernize and renovate

John R. Block Reports from Washington September 25, 2020 “On the Farm”

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 prosperous

Coalition Seeks CCC Funds for Farm Workers

More than 160 farm groups are asking for Commodity Credit Corporation funds to help protect farm workers. The Agriculture Workforce Coalition suggests the federal government Help farmers offset COVID-19 mitigation expenses, while maintaining existing farm programs, by increasing Commodity Credit

Restoring Groundwater and Reducing Flood Damage at the Same Time

One California farmer’s innovative idea for rebuilding rapidly depleting groundwater supplies is catching on with others. Gary Crawford has more on this edition of Agriculture USA.  

A Farm Safety Mantra: “Every Farmer Counts”

This year’s National Farm Safety and Health Week places the emphasis on the importance of ag producers and keeping them safe for the vital job they play in producing food, feed, and fiber. Rod Bain reports in our continuing series

The Economic Perspective: “Jobs in the Next Decade”

Mary:  I’m Mary Walden with economist MW welcoming you to the economic perspective. Today’s program looks at the next decade. Mike, the federal government’s Bureau of Labor Statistics just released their national job forecasts for the next decade.  Give us

Cattle Market Transparency Act Introduced

The Cattle Market Transparency Act introduced this week seeks to restore transparency and accountability in the cattle market. Sen. Deb Fischer (D-NE) introduced the bill, noting the Tyson Foods plant fire in Kansas and supply chain challenges due to COVID-19.

Farm Groups Applaud CCC Agreement

The decision by House lawmakers to include Commodity Credit Corporation funding in the continuing resolution demonstrates their support for America’s farmers, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation. The stopgap measure provides nearly $8 billion for nutrition assistance programs, replenish

NC Weather History: Helene Skirts Coast

It’s one of the closest brushes with disaster our state has ever seen. From the State Climate Office, I’m Corey Davis, and this week in North Carolina weather history, we weigh the “what ifs” of Hurricane Helene from 1958. On