Monthly Archives: November 2018

Argentina Replaces China as Largest Buyer of U.S. Soy

The trade war between the U.S. and China has made Argentina the top buyer of U.S. soybeans. Department of Agriculture data shows that 1.3 million metric tons of U.S. soybeans have been inspected for export to Argentina from September 1

The “Super Bowl” of Buying and Selling

Retailers call the holidays the “Super Bowl” of retailing. So, how’s the game going so far? Gary Crawford has the score.

Forestry Title a Farm Bill Sticking Point

As agriculture eagerly awaits a farm bill, another hurdle has emerged. Now, a forestry dispute appears to be in the way, according to Politico. Pat Roberts, chair of the Senate Agriculture Committee, continues to insist that the conference committee negotiators

NCDA Market Highlights for Wednesday November 28

DAILY MARKET HIGHLIGHTS FOR SOUTHERN FARM NETWORK   The following is a summary of market prices and conditions of North Carolina farm products for November 27, 2018 reported by the Federal-State Markets News Service of the North Carolina Department of

Bill to Help Soybean Farmers Access Tariff Relief Program

Congressman Ralph Abraham (R-La.) has introduced legislation to help soybean farmers better access a program designed to offset losses caused by Chinese tariffs. The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the Market Facilitation Program earlier this year that offers payments to

Romaine Growers to Change Labeling, Resume Selling

Romaine lettuce growers can harvest and send their product to market with special regional labeling. The Food and Drug Administration called the labeling voluntary, which includes harvest location and harvest date. The labeling agreement was negotiated by a number of

Aquaculture Trying to Recover from Florence

It wasn’t just soybeans, tobacco, sweet potatoes, vegetables and other row drops that took a beating from this fall’s hurricanes. Mike Davis has more.

Feds Say Climate Change is Bad and Getting Worse

A new government report says man-made climate change is already wreaking havoc on the U.S., and it will only get worse in the coming decades. Tony Dokoupil reports from Versailles, Indiana.

NCDA Market Highlights for Tuesday November 27

DAILY MARKET HIGHLIGHTS FOR SOUTHERN FARM NETWORK   The following is a summary of market prices and conditions of North Carolina farm products for November 26, 2018 reported by the Federal-State Markets News Service of the North Carolina Department of

Tennessee Eying Corn Checkoff Vote

Beginning next year, Tennessee corn growers could see over a million dollars invested annually in research, promotion and education activities if they pass a one cent per bushel corn checkoff during the checkoff authorization vote this week. Tennessee Corn Growers