Monthly Archives: November 2019

Cranberries for the Holidays and More!


There are many ways to use cranberries besides the traditional holiday cranberry sauce. Some of those might surprise you. Gary Crawford has more.

America Gobbles Up NC Turkeys

Tomorrow is, of course, Thanksgiving, otherwise known universally as Turkey Day, thanks in large part to the thriving North Carolina poultry industry. Mike Davis talks with Dr. Rebecca Tippett of Gobble, gobble: NC #2 in turkey production in US

Clemson Student Studies Major Disease in Hopes of Bringing Relief to Peach Industry

by Denise Attaway, Clemson University CLEMSON – Bacterial spot has threatened South Carolina peaches for as long as anyone can remember, but a Clemson University student is hoping his research can bring some relief to the peach industry. Brodie Cox,

Turkey Meat Market in the U.S. Remains Robust

IndexBox has just published a new report: ‘U.S. – Turkey Meat – Market Analysis, Forecast, Size, Trends and Insights’. Here is a summary of the report’s key findings. The revenue of the turkey meat market in the U.S. amounted to $4.8B

Comment Period on Refinery Waivers Ends This Friday

Comments are due by Friday, November 29, regarding the Environmental Protection Agency’s small refinery exemptions proposal, and Growth Energy is urging farmers to make their voices heard in Washington. Mike Davis has more. To submit your comments to the EPA

The Economic Perspective: “Should Millennials Worry about the Future Economy?”

I’m Mary Walden with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program asks if millennials should worry about the future economy.  Mike, there have been several recent surveys showing the millennial generation – those born between 1980 and

Troxler Announces He Will Seek Re-Election

Browns Summit, NC – November 25, 2019 – North Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture Steve Troxler has announced he will seek his fifth term of office. Troxler heads up the NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, the largest of any Council

Commission says Mexican Tomato Imports Threaten Domestic Production

The U.S. International Trade Commission ruled Friday that Mexican tomato imports threaten local production. That decision comes after the U.S. Commerce Department had already determined that Mexican tomatoes were likely to be sold at an unfairly low price as they

“Phase Two” U.S. and China Agreement not Imminent

U.S. and Beijing officials, lawyers, and other trade experts all tell Reuters that a “phase two” trade deal between the U.S. and China is nowhere near done. In October, President Donald Trump said he expected to quickly start on phase

Bill Will Help Preserve Family Farms

A bill introduced in the House of Representatives seeks to help more farm families continue operating their farms after the death of a loved one. The Preserving Family Farms Act of 2019 is sponsored by Jimmy Panetta (D-CA) and Jackie