Monthly Archives: February 2021
Monthly Archives: February 2021

The Economic Perspective: “Why Are Economic Forecasts So Different?”

Mary: This is Mary Walden with economist MW welcoming you to the economic perspective. Today’s program asks why economic forecasts are so different. Mike, the $1.9 trillion Covid relief plan that is being debated in Congress has caused economists to …

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CropLife America: Confirmation of Vilsack Brings Focus on the Farm Economy, Climate and Trade to USDA

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Croplife America applauds Tom Vilsack on his confirmation by the U.S. Senate to Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), a position he previously held under the Obama administration. We look forward to engaging with Secretary Vilsack on …

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USDA Restores Role of Office of Tribal Relations

What is the status of USDA’s Office of Tribal Relations, and why does that matter? In this week’s Agriculture USA, Stephanie Ho takes a look.

Ag and Food Innovations in 1890 Land Grant Research

Innovations in the farm and food sectors have been a historic part of the 1890’s land grant university research system, including continuing R&D at these facilities including SC State and NC A&T. Rod Bain reports.

FFA Week Adapts for COVID Restrictions

National FFA Week is underway and runs through February 27. National FFA officers have been reminiscing about FFA Week with their local chapters and the fun events they would have like Ag Olympics, a business luncheon with community members, pancake …

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The Economic Perspective: “Is Electricity a Clean Energy Source?”

Mary: I’m Mary Walden with economist MW welcoming you to the economic perspective. Today’s program asks if electricity is a clean energy source. Mike, many people are trying to increase their power usage from electricity. Electric vehicles are a good …

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SC Commissioner Hugh Weathers: ACRE Advanced Entrepreneur Applications Go Live Next Week

The Spring 2021 ACRE Advanced Entrepreneur Program applications will go live next week. Here to tell us more is SC Ag Commissioner Hugh Weathers. Applications for ACRE’s Advanced Entrepreneur Program will go live Tuesday, March 2nd and are due Monday …

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NC Commissioner Steve Troxler: National FFA Week

This week is National FFA Week and we want to take a moment to recognize students in FFA and all who advise those groups. FFA has been around since 1928 and is currently available in 98 counties in North Carolina. …

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Survey: Only 40% of Farmers Have Fixed Internet Connection

Only 40 percent of North Carolina farmers have a fixed internet connection with others relying on satellite, according to a survey just released. Sixty percent of farmers surveyed also said their internet was slow, even though 90 percent indicated that …

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ARC-PLC and Crop Insurance Considerations

As producers decide their annual election in one of the Farm Bill farm safety net programs, they also must consider how that may impact certain crop insurance coverages. Rod Bain reports.