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China Makes August U.S. Pork Purchase; More to Come?

China, the world’s biggest pork consumer, bought just over 10,000 tons of U.S. pork between August 2-8. Reuters says that was the biggest purchase of American pork in almost two months. The pork purchase is due for shipment this year

Democrats Hitting Trump Over Ag Policies

The Democratic National Committee had a lot to say last week about the Trump Administration’s trade policies and the impact those policies are having on U.S. farmers. In an email blast, the DNC said, “Farmers are suffering, and Trump and

Wheat Farmers Angry About Trump Comments

President Donald Trump’s recent comments on wheat exports to Japan have generated some negative press among one of his biggest groups of supporters. The Hagstrom Report says when the president was speaking in Pennsylvania, one of the topics was the

The Economic Perspective: “Do Vehicle Buyers Value Fuel Efficiency?”

This is Mary Walden with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program asks if vehicle buyers value fuel efficiency.  Mike, buyers of cars and trucks are often attracted to vehicles with better fuel efficiency for two reasons. 

Expansion of Dry Areas in Carolinas

Climatologist Corey Davis says both North and South Carolina saw the drought areas brow over the past week.

The Economic Perspective: “Wealth Workers”

I’m Mary Walden with economist MW welcoming you to the economic perspective. Today’s program looks at wealth workers.  Mike, the job market is constantly in a state of flux.  Some existing jobs are always being cut, while new kinds of

Chinese International Relations Experts: Trade War Could lead to Cold War

Chinese experts on international relations claim the current U.S.-China trade war could lead to another cold war. The South China Morning Post reports one expert claims: “If ideological rivalry were to become a core component of U.S.-China competition, proxy wars

Trump Asking Japan to Purchase U.S. Ag Products

President Trump is asking Japan to purchase U.S. farm products as the two nations seek a small trade deal including agriculture. Trump asked Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to buy a “huge amount” of U.S. wheat and soybeans as the

New Trucking Hours of Service Rules Proposed

The Trump administration on Wednesday proposed changes to hours of service rules for commercial vehicle drives. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration published the proposal seeking to give drivers “more flexibility while maintaining the safety limits on driving time.” Currently,

Record Number of Poultry Facilities Recognized for Safety

A record 230 chicken and turkey facilities received safety awards by the Joint Industry Safety and Health Council during the 2019 National Safety Conference for the Poultry Industry in Destin, Florida.  Several facilities in the Carolinas were among them. The