Monthly Archives: June 2020
Monthly Archives: June 2020

McDonald’s in Canada Says No to More “Beyond Meat” Burgers

Shares of Beyond Meat fell seven percent last week after a CBC report that said McDonald’s stopped testing a burger made with its patties in Canada. McDonald’s in Canada says the test ended on April sixth, mentioning on Twitter that …

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Mexican President to Meet This Week with Trump

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador will be in Washington this week to celebrate the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement going into full effect. The Washington Trade Daily says Obrador will meet with President Trump and may also meet with Canadian Prime …

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USDA Career Opportunities Available

The Department of Agriculture has many career opportunities available in the Farm Production and Conservation mission area. Bill Northey, USDA Under Secretary for Farm and Conservation, says many of the available positions offer one-on-one work with farmers and ranchers. “Certainly, …

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FFA National Convention and Expo Goes Digital in October

The National FFA Organization announced last week that for the first time, this year’s National FFA Convention and Expo will be held virtually Oct 28 – 31. “We wanted to ensure that our members and guests had the full convention …

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Farm Groups Support Carbon Credits Bill

The Growing Climate Solutions Act directs the Department of Agriculture to create a certification of third parties and an advisory council for voluntary climate markets. Andrew Walmsley, American Farm Bureau Federation Congressional Relations Director, says the bill opens a path …

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Supporting Farmers and Feeding the Hungry in WNC

The coronavirus pandemic has seemingly changed everything about our lives, and that is true for farming as well as food banks working to feed the hungry. But Stephanie Carson tells us about an innovative solution for both happening in the …

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EPA Reviving Rural Insights Committee

In 2015, the Obama administration disbanded the EPA’s Farm, Ranch and Rural Communities Committee. Five years later, the Trump administration is bringing it back. “President Trump has been really clear about the administration’s commitment to agriculture and rural America, and …

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The Economic Perspective: “The Next Big Technological Innovation”

Mary:  This is Mary Walden with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at the next big technological innovation.  Mike, there’s been much talk about how the coronavirus will change the economy.  The end of ride …

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U.S. Fires Back at China Linking COVID Concerns and Food Imports

U.S. health and agricultural authorities issued thinly-veiled criticism of new Chinese demands placed on food-exporters as Beijing is asking those companies to sign documents stating that they comply with Chinese safety standards to prevent COVID transmission. “Efforts by some countries …

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Ag Equipment Manufacturers Still Struggling with COVID-19

Tractor and implement makers continue to struggle to regain economic momentum through the coronavirus crisis. The Association of Equipment Manufacturers is still adjusting to challenging and changing economic conditions. Roughly 75 percent of U.S. equipment manufacturers say the impact of …

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