Monthly Archives: August 2019

Conagra Teams with HSUS on Chicken Welfare Standards

Conagra Brands has announced a cooperative effort with the Humane Society of the U.S. when it comes to company treatment of broiler chickens in its supply chain sourcing practices. Conagra says it will work with suppliers, peers, and external stakeholders

Hemp Production and Processing Rules Expected in September

USDA is expected to issue new rules for growing and testing hemp sometime in September, according to a report by Capital Press. Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon was one of the sponsors of legislation decriminalizing hemp in the 2018 Farm

List of Asian Countries Battling ASF Continues to Grow

African Swine Fever has now claimed Myanmar, a country west of the previously-known outbreaks. A National Pork Board release says if eastern Russia is included, that makes eight Asian countries that are struggling with the disease. The World Organization for

Perdue Calls for Investigation Into Cattle Markets After Kansas Fire

U.S. Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue has directed USDA’s Packers and Stockyards Division to launch an investigation into recent beef pricing margins to determine if there is any evidence of price fixing following a meat processing plant fire in Kansas. Perdue

Researchers Developing Drought-Resistant Cotton

Researchers in Boston are working on a cotton seed to better withstand a warmer world. Adriana Diaz reports.

Farmers Show Interest in Planting Hemp

Interest in hemp production is high, as USDA prepares nationwide rules and regulations to govern the newly legalized crop. Stephanie Ho has the story.

NCDA&CS Market Highlights for Thursday August 29

DAILY MARKET HIGHLIGHTS FOR SOUTHERN FARM NETWORK   The following is a summary of market prices and conditions of North Carolina farm products for August 28, 2019 reported by the Federal-State Markets News Service of the North Carolina Department of

NCDA&CS Market Highlights for Wednesday August 28

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

The Economic Perspective: “North Carolina’s Economic Outlook”

This is Mary Walden with economist MW welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at North Carolina’s economic outlook.  Mike, you just released your mid-year economic analysis for the state.  What are the highlights? The state economy expanded

National Pork Board to Host First-Ever Swine Innovation Summit

The National Pork Board will host the inaugural Swine Innovation Summit in Indianapolis on September 17, 2019. The program seeks to help pork producers and food influencers better understand emerging technology trends facing today’s food production systems. NPB says today’s