Monthly Archives: February 2021

South Carolina Food Hub Network Helped Farmers Feed More People in 2020

COLUMBIA — The South Carolina Food Hub Network helped food distributors in South Carolina buy and distribute more than $1.3 million of South Carolina-grown food in 2020, strengthening local food systems and buoying farmers during the pandemic. Food Hub Network staff worked with four

#TeachSweet Contest

The North Carolina SweetPotato Commission (yes, sweetpotato is actually one word!) is hosting #TeachSweet, a social media contest running from Jan. 15-Mar. 15, 2021 for teachers and homeschool parents all over the country. Get a chance to win the grand prize of

The Economic Perspective: “More Access for Farmers?”

Mary: This is Mary Walden with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective. Today’s program looks at more access for farmers. Mike, when the total impact of farming, the processing of farm products, and the delivery and sale of

Dicamba Premix Available in 2021

Tavium Plus VaporGrip Technology herbicide is the first dicamba herbicide premix. In October, the Environmental Protection Agency extended the registration for Tavium for use this season and beyond. Randy Kool is an agronomy service representative with Syngenta. He talks about

Davis: More Chilling Hours this Winter Than Last

Climatologist Corey Davis says fruit farmers got their wish with colder weather this winter, in spite of the teasing taste of spring warmth this week.

The Economic Perspective: “A Disappointing Job Report”

Mary: I’m Mary Walden with economist MW welcoming you to the economic perspective. Today’s program looks at a disappointing job report. Mike, the nation added only 49,000 net new jobs in January, which is very small considering we have a

Troxler: “We’re Gonna Have Us a State Fair This Year”

NC Ag Commissioner pointed to the continued importance of ag to the state’s economy in his State of Agriculture Address on Wednesday, as well as confidently declaring that the state’s number one event will make its return this September. Mike

Defending the Flock from Disease Outbreak

Bird Health Awareness Week is this week (February 22-26th) Keeping poultry flocks safe from a disease outbreak requires use of proper biosecurity measures, such as those promoted through USDA programs. Rod Bain reports.

Good Milk, Bad Milk

To some it’s a cure-all, to others it’s a stomach ache… or worse. Raw milk, or milk fresh from the cow, is the growing health trend you can’t buy off a shelf. Three years ago, the North Carolina General Assembly passed

Commentary: John R. Block Reports from Washington February 24, 2021 “Relief Bill”

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