Monthly Archives: January 2021
Monthly Archives: January 2021

The Economic Perspective: “Is It Hard to Find Workers?”

Mary: This is Mary Walden with economist MW welcoming you to the economic perspective. Today’s program asks, is it hard to find workers. Mike, the economy has still not recovered all the jobs lost during the pandemic, and millions of …

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USDA Brings Ground-Based Knowledge to its Partnership with NASA

USDA holds a unique perspective to its partnership with NASA. In this week’s Agriculture USA, Stephanie Ho looks at how both agencies are bringing essential skills to the table that complement each other.

Piloting Efforts to Combat Feral Swine

A Farm Bill pilot program is creating collaboration in efforts to eradicate and control devastating feral swine populations. Rod Bain reports.

Farmers for Free Trade: Biden Administration Brings Hope for Change

The new Joe Biden administration will bring change in trade policy. However, Brian Kuehl of Farmers for Free Trade says doing so will take time. “We certainly are hopeful. We don’t want to get everyone’s hopes up too high though. …

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The Economic Perspective: “Is Oil on the Way Out?”

Mary: I’m Mary Walden with economist MW welcoming you to the economic perspective. Today’s program asks if oil is on the way out. Mike, there is optimism the economy will make a major recovery from the Covid-19 recession in 2021. …

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2020 Pork Exports Exceeded Expectations

Exports of U.S. pork to other countries exceeded expected levels in 2020. Clay Eastwood, Director of International Marketing with the National Pork Board, says both volume and value of U.S. pork exports were up year-over-year, through November, according to the …

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NC Commissioner Steve Troxler: IMPEC Grants Already Producing Results

As 2020 came to a close, our department was finishing up work to finalize all the documentation for $20.25 million in grants for our Increasing Meat Production Efficiency and Capacity (IMPEC) program. The money for these grants came through the …

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SC Commissioner Hugh Weathers: SCDA Updates

Here to tell give us an update on the happening at the South Carolina Department of Agriculture is SC Ag Commissioner Hugh Weathers. SCDA is celebrating the 10-year anniversary of the Phillips Market Center this month. PMC is a meeting, …

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Getting the Facts about GMO’s is Easier Now

Getting the facts about genetically modified foods is a lot easier now. Gary Crawford has more.

The Economic Perspective: “December Job Losses”

Mary: This is Mary Walden with economist MW welcoming you to the economic perspective. Today’s program looks at December job losses. Mike, after having job gains for every month after April, that trend changed in December. In December, the nation …

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