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The Economic Perspective: “How Are We Doing?”

This is Mary Walden with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program asks, how are we doing?  Mike, every year the Federal Reserve surveys a sample of adults seeking information on their economic well-being.  Recently the survey

U.S., Japan, Working Hard Towards Trade Deal

Japan and the U.S. continue to make progress toward a trade agreement, according to those close to the negotiations. A Japanese official told Reuters this week, “Our team is now working pretty hard, so we are looking forward to some

$400 Million Available in USDA Renewable Energy Loan Guarantees

The Department of Agriculture has more than $400 million available in loans for renewable energy projects, and Acting Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Joel Baxley is encouraging farmers and rural small businesses to apply for the financing. The

Plant-Based Foods Association Reports Industry Growth

Data from the Plant-Based Foods Association shows sales of plant-based foods in the U.S. have grown 11 percent in the past year. The total U.S. retail food market has grown just two percent in dollar sales during the same period.

Lawmakers Continue Questioning Validity of Announced China Purchases

Lawmakers continue pressuring the Trump Administration regarding alleged purchases of U.S. ag products by China. Trump said following a meeting with China’s President last month that China would begin buying U.S. ag product, but so far those purchases have not

Cool Front to Bring Needed Relief


A blast of cooler air will arrive early next week, and climatologist Corey Davis says temperatures should drop about 10 degrees.

Fake Milk labeling Issue Slow Going

The National Milk Producers Federation says the process toward enforcement of current laws regarding non-dairy products being labeled as “milk” has slowed. Mike Davis reports.

The Economic Perspective: “International Home Prices”

I’m Mary Walden with economist MW welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at international home prices.   Mike, most experts say the Great Recession of 2007-2009 was prompted by the massive decline in housing prices, something that had

Bayer to Move Crop Science HQ from RTP to St Louis

Bayer has announced plans to move its crop science headquarters from Research Triangle Park in North Carolina to a facility near St. Louis. Bayer, which acquired St. Louis-based Monsanto for $63 billion, says it will move 500 jobs to the

Many USDA Workers Refuse to Relocate With ERS, NIFA

Many USDA employees are refusing to relocate as part of a plan to move two agencies to Kansas City. At the Economic Research Service, 72 employees accepted relocation, and 99 declined or did not provide a response by the deadline