Monthly Archives: April 2018

American Veterinary Association Pleased With House Farm Bill

The American Veterinary Medical Association is pleased with the animal health priorities in the House version of the 2018 Farm Bill. Among the highlights, the AVMA is pleased with the new authorizations and funding for a National Animal Disease Preparedness

EPA Waivers Lower Ethanol Production Six Percent

The Renewable Fuels Standard waivers issued to to dozens of refineries over the last couple of years by the Environmental Protection Agency has lowered volumetric obligations by at least 1.6 million gallons over that time period, according to the Renewable

Perdue Talks Trade, Farm Bill

Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue has been on the job for a little more than a year now, and what a year it has been in the industry. Perdue has been a tireless advocate of agriculture during his first twelve months,

Pecan Council Launches National Consumer Campaign

The American Pecan Council is declaring the pecan the original “supernut”. In a national consumer campaign launched April 25th, the council is seeking to educate consumers about pecans and to get Americans to think about pecans in a new way.

NC Market Highlights for Monday April 30

At the weekly livestock auction held Wednesday at Norwood 649 cattle and no goats were sold. Slaughter cows were mostly steady to $6.00 lower; bulls were $1.00 to $6.00 lower when compared to the previous sales.  Feeder steers were mixed

Corn Planting Better Late than Never…But at a Cost

After a wet and cold winter, corn planting is finally underway in the Carolinas. But many farmers are behind the eight ball getting such a late start. Farmer Frank Howey says he is three weeks behind.

Economist Mike Walden: New Business Formation Still Lags

New businesses are vital for our economy.  Not only do they create jobs, but they also add vitality and new ideas to the economy.  How does the rate of new business formation compare today to past years? first, new business

U.S. Beef Could Expand In E.U. To Help Avoid Trade War

The European Union is preparing to allow more tariff-free U.S. beef into the region as part of an attempt to avoid a trade war. Politico says the move comes at the same time French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor

EPA Chief Faces Scrutiny on Capitol Hill

Lawmakers on Thursday peppered Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt with questions on ethics and spending allegations that have prompted bipartisan calls for his ouster. An Associated Press report says the EPA boss was on the defensive as he blamed

Chinese Sorghum Importers Ask Government to Waive Tariff

Some Chinese sorghum importers have asked their government to waive the hefty tariff imposed last week on U.S. sorghum imports already at sea. A Reuters report says the request comes as companies are rushing to sell China-bound cargo currently stranded