Monthly Archives: April 2012

SC Ag Council to Hold Quarterly Meeting

The South Carolina Ag Council annnounced today they willl hold their quarterly meeting on Thursday, May 17, 2012. The meeting will focus on "New Technology in Agriculture.” Speakers will be – Jason Rodgers, Farm Manager at Titan Farms in Ridge Spring,

NPPC Praises Domino’s For Rejecting HSUS Proposal

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 30, 2012 Domino's Pizza shareholders last Wednesday rejected by a majority vote of 80 percent a resolution from the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) requiring its pork suppliers to stop the use of gestation stalls.

Group 5 Soybeans Could be Double-cropped in the Carolinas this Year

Corn planting got underway early this year, and consequently will wrap up early. George Stabler, Area Agronomist with Pioneer Hi-Bred covering South Carolina and western North Carolina says that Group 4 & Group 5 soybeans will be going in the

Market Summary: Export Sales Push Corn Higher

NC Ag Commissioner Pleased with DOL Rule Suspension

It was a solution in search of a problem…the Department of Labor’s proposed rule restricting young people from working on farms. Well, late Thursday, DOL, apparently having listened to the thousands of comments received from across the nation, withdrew the

Kids Will Work on Farms for Years to Come

It was a solution in search of a problem…the Department of Labor’s proposed rule restricting young people from working on farms. Well, late Thursday, DOL, apparently having listened to the thousands of comments received from across the nation, withdrew the

Pork Management Conference Slated for June

The Pork Checkoff’s 2012 Pork Management Conference will be held in Savannah, Georgia June 19th through 22nd. Those involved in the swine production can expand their knowledge of the industry, engage in financial sophistication and learn about the latest industry

House Ag Subcommittee Looks at Dairy Programs

Reforming dairy programs in the next farm bill was the topic for the House Ag Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy and Poultry Thursday. Witnesses discussed problems with current programs and provided feedback on proposals being considered to address those inadequacies. Economic

Senate Ag Committee Approves Farm Bill

The Senate Ag Committee has voted to approve the Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Act of 2012 authored by Chair Debbie Stabenow and Ranking Member Pat Roberts. It will now go to the full Senate for consideration. The bill eliminates

Animal Research Minute – What makes our muscles perform?

Well, new research from Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute says muscle performance and fitness are determined by how well your muscle cells use sugar as a fuel source. Exercising improves the muscle's ability to take up sugar and burn it for