Monthly Archives: September 2018

Commissioner Weathers: S.C. Cotton Suffers Heavy Losses to Florence

It appears that cotton has taken the worst hit as a result of Hurricane Florence’s raid through South Carolina. Ag Commissioner Hugh Weathers has toured the eight hardest-hit counties in the northeastern corner of the state and has some heart-rending

Ag Leaders Tour N.C. Hurricane Damage

North Carolina Ag Commissioner Steve Troxler invited USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue to eastern NC on Monday to observe the damage to crops such as tobacco, soybeans, cotton, and poultry as well as livestock. Mike Davis reports from Kenansville, NC.

Perdue Applauds the Carolina Farmer

Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue was in eastern North Carolina on Monday to see firsthand the damage done to agriculture by Hurricane Florence. Afterwards he spoke at a farmer’s luncheon at the Duplin County Airport in Kenansville. Here are some highlights

NCGA Calls on Congress to Pass Farm Bill Before Heading Home

(WASHINGTON) September 24, 2018 – The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) today, called on leaders of the Senate and House Agriculture Committees to put partisan differences aside and find common ground on a farm bill that can be signed into

John Block: This and That September

Hello everybody out there in farm country. This radio commentary is brought to you by the National Corn Growers Association, CropLife America, and Renewable Fuels Association. They are all friends, supporters, and allies of healthy farm economy and prosperous rural

Economist Mike Walden: State Regulatory Review

Most regulations are well meaning.  But over the years economists who have studied regulations argue that for some, their costs can be greater than their benefits.  For example, they may impede necessary change in the economy and delay important innovations. 

NCDA Market Highlights for Monday September 24

DAILY MARKET HIGHLIGHTS FOR SFN   The following is a summary of market prices and conditions of North Carolina farm products for September 21, 2018 reported by the Federal-State Markets News Service of the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and

The Worst of Florence May be Still to Come

It’s been a week since Hurricane Florence made her entrance into North and South Carolina, but her presence is till being felt by many across both states both in farm country and in towns and cities. Manuel Bajorquez reports from

How Did USDA Calculate Market Facilitation Program Payment Rates?

Some have questioned the payment rates in USDA’s Market Facilitation Program. Here’s how those were calculated. Gary Crawford has this report.

Bayer Files Appeal to California Glyphosate Ruling

Bayer is increasing efforts to defend Roundup, its flagship weed killer. According to the company’s court filing, Bayer wants a California judge to overturn the jury verdict, order a new trial, or reduce the damages. The company is looking to