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Senate Won’t Vote on USCMA Until 2020

U.S. farmers won’t see a North America trade deal under the Christmas tree this year, despite this week’s deal to move the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement forward in the House. The House of Representatives, which must act first, plans to vote by

Passing the Baton at NC Farm Bureau

For the first time in 20 years, the president of the NC Farm Bureau is someone not named Larry Wooten. This week, Shawn Harding, a farmer from Beaufort County, was elected as the 12th president of the statewide organization. Mike

U.S. Ag Sector on U.S.-Japan Mini-Trade Agreement

Members of our nation’s farm and food industry note the importance of a mini-trade deal with Japan, and their hopes going forward with further negotiations. Rod Bain reports.

John R. Block Reports from Washington December 11, 2019 “Football”

           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

The Economic Perspective: “Attracting Brains”

This is Mary Walden with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at attracting brains.  Mike, more and more jobs require a college education today.  Therefore, states are focused on creating or attracting more college graduates. 

The Ever-Changing Cattle Industry

Weather, consumer demand, international conditions, labor and commodity prices – the list goes on. With a new decade upon us, producers are keeping an eye on the markets and the factors that play into ensuring their operation stays successful. CattleFax

Shawn Harding Elected 12th North Carolina Farm Bureau President

Greensboro— 552 voting delegates have elected Shawn Harding, a farmer from Beaufort County, as the new President of North Carolina Farm Bureau. The election took place today during NCFB’s 84th Annual Meeting, Dec. 8-10, at the Joseph S. Koury Convention

The Critical Importance of Soil Health


Soil health is critically important — and organic farmers share some of the ways they’ve been working to maintain this natural resource. Stephanie Ho has the story.

Are Real Christmas Trees Staging a Major Comeback?

After years of sagging sales of real Christmas trees, there was a huge increase last year. Is this a fluke or a trend? If it’s a trend, what’s behind it? Gary Crawford takes a look on this holiday edition of

USMCA Headed for the Finish Line

In a Tuesday morning press conference, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced a deal between House Democrats and the Trump administration to move forward with the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement. Mike Davis reports.