Monthly Archives: November 2018

Ag Committee Leaders Reach Consensus on Farm Bill

With time running out before the Christmas break, chairs and ranking members of the House and Senate Ag Committees have agreed in principle on the 2018 Farm Bill. Mike Davis has more.

John R. Block Reports from Washington: South Africa

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Are the Holidays Stressing You Out?

Feel stressed out by the holidays? One expert says some of that stress is self-produced and could be reduced. Gary Crawford has more.

Clemson Extension announces 2nd Annual Corn and Soybean Growers Meeting

SANTEE, S.C. – Precision agriculture, Dicamba, fungicides, and tariff effects will be the topics of discussion at Clemson Cooperative Extension’s second annual Corn and Soybean Growers Meeting on Dec. 6. The meeting gets underway with registration and trade booths opening

N.C. Quarantine Area for the Imported Fire Ant Expanding

Will now include all of Davidson, Orange and Vance Counties RALEIGH, N.C. – The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is expanding a state quarantine for the imported fire ant (IFA) to include all of Davidson, Orange and Vance

House and Senate Ag Leaders: We’ve Reached Agreement in Principle on 2018 Farm Bill

Washington, D.C. – House and Senate Agriculture Committee Chairmen Mike Conaway (R-Texas) and Pat Roberts (R- Kan.) and Ranking Members Collin Peterson (D-Minn.) and Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) made the following announcement today on the state of 2018 Farm Bill negotiations: “We’re

NCDA Market highlights for Thursday November 29

DAILY MARKET HIGHLIGHTS FOR SOUTHERN FARM NETWORK   The following is a summary of market prices and conditions of North Carolina farm products for November 28, 2018 reported by the Federal-State Markets News Service of the North Carolina Department of

USDA Announces Investments in Rural Community Facilities

The Department of Agriculture Wednesday announced a $291 million investment to improve rural community infrastructure and essential services. Announced by Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett, the funding will improve rural communities for 761,000 residents in 18

Farm Bill Inching Closer to Reality

Leadership of the farm bill conference committee reports a deal is close, with a possible announcement this week and a more detailed announcement to follow next week, according to staffers close to the negotiations. Senate Ag Committee Chairman Pat Roberts

Mr. Smith and his Tree Go to Washington

A North Carolina farmer has not only made his big dream come true, but it’s also a bit of a Cinderella Christmas story. Gary Crawford has that story.