Monthly Archives: November 2013

Former Ag Secretary John Block’s Weekly Commentary –

Hello everybody out there in farm country. This radio commentary is brought to you by Monsanto, and John Deere. They are all friends, supporters, and allies of a healthy farm economy and prosperous rural America. Thank you. And now for

Two CALS leaders named to new positions

Marshall Stewart and Harry Daniels assume new roles Two long-time College of Agriculture and Life Sciences administrators have been named to new positions. Dr. Marshall Stewart has been named special assistant to the dean and director of college strategy and

The Bayer USA Foundation Awards More Than $70,000 To North Carolina Nonprofits

Bayer CropScience recently announced that the Bayer USA Foundation has awarded more than $70,000 to North Carolina nonprofit organizations, including the Boys & Girls Clubs of Wake County, Dress for Success® Triangle NC, John Avery Boys & Girls Club of

USFRA Continues to Bridge the Gap Between Farmers & Consumers

The United States Farmers and Ranchers Alliance was formed to bridge the gap between consumers and farmers. Lisa Lunz, corn and soybean producer and Board member for the USFRA visits with Southern Farm Network’s Bob Midles about some of the

Segments of Farm & Rural Economies Could Lose Momentum Without Farm Bill

The prospects of getting a farm bill before the end of this year are questionable at best. Doug O’Brien, USDA Acting Undersecretary for Rural Development wants to point out that the farm bill is about much more than farming or

NC State Economist Dr. Mike Walden – Budget Options

The legislation ending the federal government shutdown established a working group in Congress to look at a long-run solution to federal budgetary issues. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden explains what they will be considering. “Well, they’re going to look

Drought Monitor for the Week Ending November 28, 2013

  South Carolina: This week the Palmetto State is reporting no changes from last week, with still over 90% of the state in the abnormally dry conditions category. These conditions are covering all but the upper west counties of Oconee,

Pesticides are the focus at Dec. 12 symposium aimed at human and animal health

Pesticides and their effect on human and animal health will be the focus of the Tenth One Medicine Symposium. This year’s symposium will focus on the history, regulation, current uses and impact of pesticides related to human, animal and environmental

Market Recap: Hog Futures Gain on Fears of PEDV

Hog futures benefited from buying across the meat complex, and also from continued expectations for a supply pinch in the months ahead due to death loss from a swine disease. Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus, or PEDV, is known to have

Still Time to Exhibit at 2nd Annual Agribiz & Farm Expo

The Southeast Agribiz & Farm Expo is still accepting applications for exhibitors for the 2014 event scheduled for January 16 and 17 at the Florence Civic Center in Florence, South Carolina. The Expo has contracted for additional space for the