Monthly Archives: August 2020
Monthly Archives: August 2020

Soybean-to-Corn Price Ratio Favors Soybeans

A report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture suggests soybeans are increasing in profitability over corn. The current ratio of U.S. soybean to corn prices has recently risen, sending a signal to farmers that the relative profitability of soybeans has …

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EPA Inking Cooperative Agreements with State Ag Departments

Last month, the South Carolina Agriculture Commissioner Hugh Weathers signed a memorandum of understanding with the Environmental Protection Agency committing to a cooperative spirit moving forward between the two agencies. On Tuesday of this week, it was North Carolina’s turn. …

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How to Prepare You, Your Family and Your Home for Flooding

Floods can happen anytime and anywhere. If you are warned of potential flooding, what can you do to prepare? Gary Crawford has this report.  

The Economic Perspective: “The Drop in Household Debt”

Mary:  This is Mary Walden with economist MW welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at the drop in household debt.  Mike, with all the tough-times in the economy during recent months, I would have thought that many …

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Iowa Seeks Federal Assistance for Derocho Losses

Iowa congressional delegation estimates potential derecho storm losses at 725 million bushels of corn and nearly 153 million bushels of soybeans as they requested federal relief. The estimate was part of a letter sent to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue recently …

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Trump Announces More Funding for Food Box Program

While visiting North Carolina on Monday, President Donald Trump announced an additional $1 billion for the Farmers to Families Food Box program. Trump was joined by Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue as he toured Flavor First Growers and Packers in Mills …

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Hurricanes: What’s in a Name?

So who chooses what to name a hurricane? And what happens if they go through the entire alphabet in a single season: Then what? And what about storms in others parts of the world? These questions and more are answered …

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Trump Tours NC Farmers to Families Facility

As a part of a swing that included a stop at the RNC in Charlotte, on Monday President Donald Trump visited Flavor First Growers & Packers near Asheville, NC, a participant in the Farmers to Families Food Box program. Mike …

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What You Need to Know about Asian Giant Hornets

What are some of the things you need to know about Asian giant hornets? USDA not only has information, but in this week’s Agriculture USA, you’ll also hear where you can go to see a complete hornet genome sequence. Stephanie …

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The Economic Perspective: “Did the Economy Really Drop by One-Third?”

Mary:    I’m Mary Walden with economist MW welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program asks if the economy really dropped by one-third.  Mike, there was a shocking report recently issued by the federal government.  The report stated the economy …

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