Monthly Archives: March 2019

Monsanto Hit with $80 Million Fines in Second CA Roundup Case

A jury in California has found Bayer’s Monsanto division guilty of malfeasance and has awarded the plaintiff $80 million dollars. Edwin Hardeman claims Bayer’s glyphosate-based herbicide Roundup caused his non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. reports the jury awarded him $5 million in

Clemson Blue Cheese Earns Recognition in Cheese-crazy Wisconsin

CLEMSON — Clemson University’s blue cheese has made its mark in the cheesiest state of them all. Clemson’s blue cheese placed fourth in the 2019 United States Championship Cheese Contest held in Wisconsin. This year’s team included master cheesemaker Anthony Pounders and assistant

John R. Block Reports from Washington March 27, 2019 “No Collusion”

            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

NCDA&CS Market Highlights for Thursday March 28

DAILY MARKET HIGHLIGHTS FOR SOUTHERN FARM NETWORK   The following is a summary of market prices and conditions of North Carolina farm products for March 27, 2019 reported by the Federal-State Markets News Service of the North Carolina Department of

ASA: Growers Not Pleased with Keeping Tariffs in Potential China Agreement

In a statement by the American Soybean Association, leadership of the organization say the group “is not pleased” with recent comments by the president regarding tariffs and the China trade talks. President Trump has suggested that he could leave tariffs

Trump Wants Quick Action on USMCA

President Donald Trump wants lawmakers to move quickly to approve the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, Trump’s replacement for the North American Free Trade Agreement. The package is currently being navigated through procedural hurdles before the administration can present the final proposed agreement

Report: 55% of Corn Acres Face Potential Flooding

A report from Plantalytics says current conditions in the Corn Belt leave 55 percent of the nation’s corn acreage at risk of flooding. Plantalytics, a business weather intelligence firm, reports that major flooding throughout the United States leaves 55 percent

Sen. Scott Statement on Green New Deal Vote

WASHINGTON–U.S. Senator Tim Scott (SC-R) released the following statement following Tuesday’s vote on the Green New Deal: “At its core, the Green New Deal seeks to overhaul the nation we know today by laying the foundation for a government-controlled America.

African Swine Fever Getting High Level U.S. Attention

African Swine Fever is getting high level attention in the U.S. Gary Crawford has this report.

Celebrating Agronomy Week April 1 – 5

St. Louis, MO (March 27, 2019) – Whether providing seed recommendations, monitoring crop progress or helping to evaluate harvest results, farmers depend on the expertise of their agronomic team throughout the growing season. The DEKALB®, Asgrow® and Deltapine® brands will