Monthly Archives: October 2020
Monthly Archives: October 2020

Advancing Intensive Sustainability with the Right Balance

Feeding the world’s population in coming years will mean focusing on sustainability, innovation and production balance. Rod Bain reports.

EPA Announces Five-Year Registration on Dicamba

EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler on Tuesday announced his agency is issuing an extended registration to dicamba-based herbicides which had previously been made illegal by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Wheeler told RFD-TV, “”We are going to issue a five year …

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The Economic Perspective: “Progress on the Wealth Gap”

Mary:  I’m Mary Walden with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at progress on the wealth gap.  Mike, two kinds of economic gaps are often discussed.  One is the income gap between high earners and …

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NC Commissioner Steve Troxler: Be on the Lookout for Rabbit Disease

Hunters, hikers and residents are asked to be on the lookout for a deadly rabbit disease that has not been seen in the state’s wild rabbit population but is known to exist in the Southwestern United States. Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease …

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SC Commissioner Hugh Weathers: Peanut Season

Peanut season is underway. SC Ag Commissioner Hugh Weathers is with us to speak more on South Carolina’s peanut harvest. South Carolina’s peanut crop is up this year from 62,000 planted acres to 82,000 acres with an estimated yield of …

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Sorghum Frontiers Virtual Field Day Coming Nov. 5

Sorghum is receiving a lot of attention lately, thanks to how it fits into modern agriculture. With new high-performing hybrids, technology advancements, emerging markets and the crop’s tolerance to marginal lands and environmental conditions, sorghum can offer a solid value …

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Mild Winter Ahead?

The Climate Prediction Center is just out with its long-range national weather outlook for this coming winter. Gary Crawford has it in this report.

USDA: More than $7 Billion Paid in Second Round of CFAP

The Department of Agriculture has paid more than $7 billion in assistance to farmers as part of round two of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program.  Known as CFAP 2, the program provides farmers with financial aid to help absorb some …

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China at 71 Percent of Its Phase One Target

The Department of Agriculture has announced that China has followed through on 71 percent of its Phase One economic and trade agreement commitments. USDA and the U.S. Trade Representative’s Office say that China has purchased over $23 billion in agricultural …

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The Economic Perspective: “Explaining Rising Housing Prices”

Mary:  I’m Mary Walden, with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program tries to explain rising housing prices. Mike, despite the pandemic and continuing high unemployment, housing prices are still rising.  I have a simple question – …

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