Monthly Archives: April 2021

February Red Meat Exports Trail 2020; Outlook Still Strong

U.S. beef and pork exports in February remained behind the rapid pace set in early 2020, but USDA data compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation shows exports were consistent with USMEF’s February projections. The federation still expects 2021 beef

Commentary: Mask Wearing in America by Dr. Glenn Mollette

Like most everyone else, I’m tired of wearing a mask. Every time I go to the grocery, a restaurant, church, or work I have to put on a mask. Not long ago, if we wore a mask into a bank

Weed Seed Bank Management

Harvest may be over with planting on the horizon, but managing resistant weeds remains key. Matt Geiger, agronomy service representative with Syngenta has four tips growers need to keep their weed seed bank low this season. He says the weed

USGC Working to Expand Overseas Markets

China is one of the most important overseas markets for U.S. agricultural commodities. However, they’re not the only market buying U.S. grains. The U.S. Grains Council is working on developing and expanding access to overseas markets for American producers. Cary

Measuring Productivity by Yields – and their Costs

How can producers perhaps better measure their crop yields, and what it costs to generate those yields, to create a greater measure of productivity and profitability? Rod Bain reports.

Western Snowpack Totals and Water Outlook for 2021

How has the recently passed Western snowpack season shaped what that region’s water managers and irrigators could have regarding water supplies for this Spring and Summer? Rod Bain reports.

Pollen at Historic Levels in Carolinas

It got a late start this year, but now pine pollen pollution is playing catch up, according to climatologist Corey Davis.

A New Critical Tool for FAD Preparedness

As pig farmers across the globe continue their battle against African swine fever (ASF), America’s pork producers have teamed up in an effort to protect the U.S. swine herd against such a devastating outbreak here. Dr. Dave Pyburn, Chief Veterinarian

Connecting Rural Residents with the World Electronically & Physically

The President’s jobs plan would help rural residents and farmers to better connect with the world in more ways than one. Gary Crawford reports.

Commentary: John R. Block Reports from Washington April 9, 2021 “What Next?”

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 a healthy farm economy and prosperous