Monthly Archives: November 2018

Poultry Worker Safety Record Continues to Improve

Occupational injuries and illnesses in the poultry slaughter and processing workforce have fallen by 83 percent over the last 20 years. According to the 2017 Injury and Illness Report released by the Department of Labor, the decline is continuing. The

Rural Population Growing Again

The decline in the nation’s rural population which was first noted in 2010 has begun to reverse, according to the USDA. The Economic Research Service at USDA made that announcement in its annual report titled “Rural America at a Glance.”

Commissioner Hugh Weathers: Mid-term Elections

Now that mid-term elections and change is upon us come the new year, South Carolina Commissioner Hugh Weathers is here to discuss the effects on agriculture, both in South Carolina and nationally. SOUTH CAROLINA— Gov. Henry McMaster is a friend

Commissioner Steve Troxler: Veterans Day and Tree Seedling Discounts

The North Carolina Forest Service is offering a 20 percent discount on tree seedling orders placed by active or retired military personnel during the month of November. Veterans Day is observed each year on November 11 to honor those who

Farm Bureau Pushing for Lame-Duck Farm Bill Passage

Now that the 2018 elections are finished, the American Farm Bureau Federation is looking for a new farm bill to pass in the upcoming lame-duck session of Congress. Chad Smith has more.

Perdue Visits Clemson, Urges More Ag Communication

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue toured Clemson University last Friday, urging the need for more to set their sights on agricultural communications, citing the importance of “telling the story” of agriculture. Perdue also cited the vital role of land-grant universities

California Animal Activists Face Felony Charges after Chicken Theft

Six animal activists arrested for stealing chickens from a poultry farm in Sonoma County, California now face felony burglary, theft, and trespassing charges. The six people are members of the “DxE” Bay Area chapter, with the group’s self-proclaimed goal of

U.S. Ag Coalition Heads to Cuba Despite Crackdown

A coalition of ag groups, agribusinesses, and related industries sent a group of representatives to Cuba for a three-day conference aimed at increasing sales and cooperation between the two nations. Reuters reports the conference was held in spite of President

NCDA Market Highlights for Monday November 12

DAILY MARKET HIGHLIGHTS FOR SFN   The following is a summary of market prices and conditions of North Carolina farm products for November 09, 2018 reported by the Federal-State Markets News Service of the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and

Perdue Applauds Department of Labor Rulemaking on H-2A

U.S. Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue applauded the proposed rulemaking from the Department of Labor regarding the H-2A Visa Program. The proposed new rule would require American employers looking for temporary help to advertise their job openings to domestic workers online,