West Virginia Headline News
Hogwash: Farmers Fear Trump Trade Disputes Are Damaging Ag Markets
Jimmy Tosh sells a lot of pigs. He is owner and CEO of Tosh Farms, Tosh Pork, and Bacon By Gosh, in Henry County, Tennessee, and has 84 contracted barns in the region where farmers grow pigs for his products. On a recent July day, Tosh craned over some 1,200 piglets and reflected on how recent market disturbances have affected his business.
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 17:57:19 +0000
Melody Potter Re-Elected West Virginia GOP Chief
Melody Potter has been unanimously re-elected as chairwoman of West Virginia’s Republican Party. The state GOP says in a news release that Potter was elected Saturday by the 125 members of the Republican State Executive Committee at their summer meeting in Wheeling.
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 17:35:31 +0000
As China Trade War Escalates, Ohio Valley Farmers Fear Loss of Buyers
On this West Virginia Morning, the Trump administration escalated its trade dispute with China last week, threatening to impose tariffs on an additional $200 billion worth of Chinese products. China has already retaliated against an earlier round of tariffs, and U.S. agriculture is feeling the pinch. Nicole Erwin spoke with Ohio Valley soybean and hog farmers who fear their buyers are disappearing.
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 13:24:48 +0000
West Virginia Reports 540 Cases of Hepatitis A
West Virginia health officials say 540 confirmed cases of hepatitis A have been reported in the state.
Sat, 14 Jul 2018 18:58:36 +0000
Pipelines, Birds and Coal Ash: A Look at Environmental Coverage Inside Appalachia
Coal has dominated Appalachia’s energy economy for more than a century. But natural gas is emerging as a new economic force, bringing with it jobs, infrastructure needs and new environmental concerns. In this episode of Inside Appalachia, we’ll hear why some are worried about the risk of water contamination from major gas pipelines being built through parts of West Virginia, projects which also promise jobs in the region.
Sat, 14 Jul 2018 00:25:02 +0000