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The Economic Perspective: “The Outlook for Holiday Sales”

Mary:  This is Mary Walden with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at the outlook for holiday sales.  Mike, we’re approaching the holiday sales period. With all the disruption caused by the pandemic, business closures,

A Different Route for the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree

This year’s U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree makes it usual trek to the Nation’s Capital, yet in ways unique compared to previous year’s traditions. Rod Bain reports.

Ag Economy Showing Some Signs of Improvement, but Risks Remain Ahead

Agricultural credit and farmer financial conditions are both a big concern in 2020 when COVID-19 ramped up earlier this year. Nathan Kauffman is Vice President and an executive of the Omaha, Nebraska branch of the Kansas City Federal Reserve. Speaking

The Economic Perspective: “Secondary Effects of Public Programs”

Mary:  I’m Mary Walden, with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.   Today’s program looks at secondary effects of public programs.  Mike, when a new public program is proposed, there are often studies released showing the program’s impacts.  But

Some Thanksgiving History and Twistery

Do you think you know all about the story of Thanksgiving? If so, there’s no need to listen to this report from Gary Crawford.

Trade with Canada Under Biden: USMCA, Tariffs, COOL

Most Canadians agree that President Donald Trump will not be remembered as a friendly neighbor. There were some high-points: an updated NAFTA was finalized under the Trump administration’s watch. And while negotiations were acrimonious at times, the North America-wide trade

The Economic Perspective: “Government Help During the Pandemic”

Mary:  This is Mary Walden with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at government help during the pandemic.  Mike, the Covid-19’s adverse impact on the economy has sparked massive help from governments all around the

Editorial: John R. Block Reports from Washington November 25, 2020 “Thanksgiving”

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

National Thanksgiving Turkey Welcomed to the White House

WASHINGTON, Nov. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — National Turkey Federation (NTF) Chairman Ron Kardel presented the National Thanksgiving Turkey named “Corn” to President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump today during the annual National Thanksgiving Turkey Presentation. “Corn” and his

Oysters, the Chesapeake Bay, and a New Term: Merroir

What is there to know about oysters? Perhaps more than you might expect. Stephanie Ho brings this world of discovery from the waters of the deep in this edition of “Agriculture USA”.