Monthly Archives: January 2019

Beef Quality, Demand on the Rise

Demand for beef is growing strong after decades of decline. Bob Cervera has more.

NCDA&CS Market Highlights for Tuesday January 15

DAILY MARKET HIGHLIGHTS FOR SOUTHERN FARM NETWORK   The following is a summary of market prices and conditions of North Carolina farm products for January 14, 2019 reported by the Federal-State Markets News Service of the North Carolina Department of

Tariffs Hurt the Heartland Statement on President Trump’s Speech to the AFBF

Former Republican Louisiana Representative and Tariffs Hurt the Heartland Spokesman Dr. Charles Boustany reacts to President’s speech to the 100th Annual Farm Bureau Convention in New Orleans (New Orleans, LA) – Former Louisiana Congressman and Tariffs Hurt the Heartland spokesman Charles

President Trump Addresses Farm Bureau Convention

President Donald Trump spoke for nearly and hour at the 2019 American Farm Bureau Federation Annual Convention and IDEAg Trade Show to promote his border wall plans. You can hear his entire address here.  

Shutdown Hitting U.S. Trade Rep’s Office This Week

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer has so far refused to say how the ongoing partial government shutdown will affect operations. Politico sources in the administration and industry sources all say the office would likely start furloughing employees this week. Treasury

Farm Bureau Experts Talk Trade for 2019

American Farm Bureau policy experts talked trade during a workshop at the organization’s 100th annual convention. Dave Salmonsen is the organization’s senior director of congressional relations, and says the diverse impact of tariffs, the outcomes of free trade agreement negotiations,

Commissioner Hugh Weathers: 2019 Chef Ambassadors

From the upcountry to the coast, South Carolina is home to amazing cuisine and an abundance of delicious, locally grown products. In its 5th year, the South Carolina Chef Ambassador program recognizes chefs who embody the best of South Carolina’s

Insights from Commissioner Troxler’s recent tour of food manufacturing facilities in N.C.

NC Ag Commissioner Steve Troxler and other ag leaders recently toured some North Carolina food manufacturing facilities in the state. He discusses his insights from tours of D’Vine Foods, Mt. Olive Pickle Company, Smithfield Foods and Blue Mountain Flavors. I

Government Shutdown: A Give and Take Needed in Negotiations

Kansas Senator Jerry Moran tells American Farm Bureau Federations attendees that a government shutdown is not the way to achieve political goals. Mike Davis reports.

Soybean Yield Beats Trendline, Corn More Variable

U.S. corn and soybean yields between 2013 and 2018 are both well above trendlines, according to the University of Illinois. Corn yields were 8.2 bushels per acre above trendline, while soybean yields were 3.7 bushels per acre above trendline. Soybeans