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SC Commissioner Weathers: Kenya Trade Mission Recap

SC Commissioner Weathers: Kenya Trade Mission Recap

May 28, 2024 | 5:37am
The South Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture, Hugh Weathers just back from a big trip, and it was not all fun and games. There was some work involved. Commissioner, tell us where you went and what you did? “I was asked by the US Department of Agriculture, along with four or five colleagues from around the […]
NC Farmer’s Markets Serve the Entire State

NC Farmer’s Markets Serve the Entire State

May 28, 2024 | 5:26am
The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services operates four regional farmers markets that offer residents and farmers a place to buy and sell local produce and food products. Each market has served communities for 29 or more years. The Charlotte Regional Market celebrates its 40th anniversary this year.    Assistant Commissioner Dr. Joe French Tells […]
Yencho Honored for Development of Covington Sweetpotato

Yencho Honored for Development of Covington Sweetpotato

May 27, 2024 | 5:36am
Dr. Craig Yencho is an NC State University professor whose research has influenced sweet potato cultivation across the world. He’s now been named the recipient of the 2024 Oliver Max Gardner Award, which recognizes faculty who have made the greatest contribution to the welfare of the human race in 2005 Yencho introduced the Covington sweet […]
H5N1 Dairy Policy Response and Needs

H5N1 Dairy Policy Response and Needs

May 27, 2024 | 4:35am
The avian influenza outbreak in dairy cows has revealed a critical vulnerability at the intersection of animal health and public safety. Todd Gleason reports on how a set of North Dakota State University scientists have assessed the federal response to the latest outbreak and what else they believe might help contain it. H5N1, known as […]
Former House Ag Chair Comments on Farm Bill

Former House Ag Chair Comments on Farm Bill

May 24, 2024 | 4:34pm
The House Agriculture Committee has passed their version of the next five-year farm bill. Former House Agriculture Committee Chair and current member of the Committee Frank Lucas commented on the farm bill process recently. Lucas stated there is no need to rewrite the entire farm bill. “We did that in ’14 when I was Chairman. […]
Agriculture Committee Approves Farm Bill with North Carolina Priorities Included

Agriculture Committee Approves Farm Bill with North Carolina Priorities Included

May 24, 2024 | 11:56am
WASHINGTON, DC – With the support of Congressman David Rouzer (NC-07), the House Committee on Agriculture approved H.R. 8467, the Farm, Food, and National Security Act of 2024, commonly referred to as the Farm Bill. “The Farm, Food, and National Security Act will ensure our farm families can continue to produce the safest, most abundant food and fiber supply in the world,” said […]
Davis Votes in Support of House Farm Bill

Davis Votes in Support of House Farm Bill

May 24, 2024 | 11:46am
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Don Davis (NC-01), Vice Ranking Member of the House Agriculture Committee, issued the following statement after voting to report out of Committee favorably H.R. 8467, The Farm, Food, and National Security Act of 2024.  “Farmers are facing the pressure from rising costs, and too many are left to decide whether to shut down […]
May WASDE Clarifies Brazil Soybean Harvest Questions

May WASDE Clarifies Brazil Soybean Harvest Questions

May 24, 2024 | 4:47am
USDA’s May WASDE report is about reconciling what the balance sheets will look like for the forthcoming marketing year. That’s the assessment of Mac Marshall, the vice president of market intelligence for the United Soybean Board. He talks about what the May numbers mean for the soy market. “We know that the area figure that […]
May Showers Making Farmers Happy

May Showers Making Farmers Happy

May 24, 2024 | 4:46am
More timely rains across North and South Carolina has put us in pretty good shape, that according to North Carolina assistant state climatologist Corey Davis, who joins me now. A couple of systems made their way through over the past week. Tell us about those, Corey. “Yeah Mike, starting last Wednesday, really, we’ve had a […]
Brooks Schaffer Market Report for Friday May 24

Brooks Schaffer Market Report for Friday May 24

May 24, 2024 | 3:55am
This is the Market Report with Brooks Schaffer of Palmetto Grain. Reach him at [email protected] or 843-540-4540. Wheat and soybeans remain the most volatile of the row crops. Wheat is still watching Russian weather. Private analysts are trying to get a handle on how much damage has been done and how it will affect the […]