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A Sweet Harvest is on the Way

sweet potato

It’s a tradition that predates Columbus…the planting, harvesting, and of course, the eating of those delectable orange roots known as sweet potatoes. Mike Davis has more.

U.S. Says Retaliatory Tariffs Unjustified in WTO Complaint

The U.S. has struck back at retaliating nations by filing a complaint with the World Trade Organization. The U.S. complaint says the steel and aluminum tariffs imposed by the Trump administration were justified, but claim retaliation in response to the

Ag Meteorologist: Drought Already Impacting Fall Harvest

Drought continues unabated in parts of farm country and the corn and soybean crops are suffering. Bryce Anderson, Senior Ag Meteorologist at DTN, tells Mike Davis crops in the southern Corn Belt are among the hardest-hit.

Economist Mike Walden: Where the U.S. Is Frugal

This is Mary Walden with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.   Today’s program looks at where the U.S. is frugal.  Mike, our country doesn’t have a reputation for being frugal.  The national debt has more than doubled in

Blatant Blueberry Blabbing and Blarney

Our consumption of blueberries continues to grow rapidly. And even this report from Gary Crawford won’t stop that trend.

FDA To Crackdown on Non-dairy Products Labeling

Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb told a Washington, D.C. event Tuesday the FDA will crack down on the use of the term “milk” for nondairy products. As reported by Politico, Gottlieb told the Politico Pro Summit the agency

National Association of Egg Farmers Urges Support for King Amendment in Farm Bill

Don’t be misinformed – ask a farmer about this important bill COLLEGEVILLE, Pa., July 18, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Farm Bill is before Congress every five years and is important to the nation’s farmers.  This year it is very important

Many Issues Involved in Helping Farmers Hurt by Trade Disruptions

One analyst says compensating farmers for losses due to trade disruptions will be a very complex undertaking. Gary Crawford has more.

Telling the Story

Now more than ever, America’s 2018 Pig Farmer of the Year, Leon Sheets, says the story of agriculture is one that needs to be told. Mike Davis has more.

Economist Mike Walden: Is there a Budding Rural Renaissance?

I’m Mary Walden with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program asks if there is a budding rural renaissance occurring.  Mike, one of the biggest issues in North Carolina – as well as in the nation –