Monthly Archives: September 2018

USDA Provides North Carolina Children Affected by Hurricane Florence with Access to Free Meals

WASHINGTON, September 19, 2018 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced it is making it easier for North Carolina schools affected by Hurricane Florence to feed students during this time of great need. All students in affected disaster areas in

Burr, Tillis join President Trump in touring Hurricane Damage

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Wednesday, North Carolina Senators Thom Tillis and Richard Burr, along with Governor Roy Cooper, joined President Trump during his visit to North Carolina to assess the damage caused by Hurricane Florence. “We are now moving towards

EPA Hurricane Florence Update Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Raleigh, N.C. (September 19, 2018) – Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4 Administrator Trey Glenn met with EPA’s state and federal partners in North Carolina to coordinate interagency and intergovernmental response to the ongoing natural disaster caused by

Florence Damage Assessment Underway


Farmers are now counting the cost following Hurricane Florence. North Carolina Farm Bureau President Larry Wooten gives an update.

The Silver Lining of Hurricane Matthew?


Preparations for Hurricane Florence were based on experiences of a tropical system that impacted the Carolinas two years ago. Rod Bain reports.

Soybean Production, Ending Stocks Up


It’s not a huge surprise that soybean production is up in this country, but that has led to a notably high number for ending stocks. Stephanie Ho has more on the story.

Trump China Trade War Troubling Talks with Japan

The ongoing trade war with China is threatening trade relations with Japan. Reuters reports that the start of a second round of trade talks between Japan and the United States will be delayed until after fresh tariffs imposed on China

NCDA Market highlights for Wednesday September 19

DAILY MARKET HIGHLIGHTS FOR SOUTHERN FARM NETWORK   The following is a summary of market prices and conditions of North Carolina farm products for September 18, 2018 reported by the Federal-State Markets News Service of the North Carolina Department of

Canada Returns to D.C. for NAFTA Talks

North American Free Trade Agreement negotiations between the U.S. and Canada resume this week as both sides attempt to reach a deal by the end of the month. Canada’s Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland arrived in Washington, DC on Tuesday ahead

Farm Bill Delay Possible as Deadline Looms

The farm bill deadline at the end of the month could pass without a new farm bill or an extension. As the pace of the farm bill committee stalls, leadership says the actual deadline that would have any impact on