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Will the Soybean Market Rebound in 2019?

China, as well as other factors, greatly impacted the soybean market in 2018. What does this new year hold for the commodity? mike Davis reports.

Protecting the Pollinators

Advocates say pollinator-friendly solar farms benefit the environment and surrounding farms as they generate clean power for local communities. Antoinette Kerr reports.

U.S. Soybeans Making Big Progress in EU

On the 50th anniversary of the soybean industry’s development efforts in the European Union, the United States has outpaced Brazil as the number one supplier to the continent. The website U.S. Soy Dot Org says America is also the top

China Buys First-Ever U.S. Rice

For the first time in history, China has bought rice from the U.S. A report in the South China Morning Post says customs officials approved U.S. rice for import last week. U.S. rice officials don’t know just how much China

Trump, Xi Express Optimism on Upcoming January Trade Talks

President Donald Trump took to Twitter to talk about a recent phone call with Chinese President Xi Jinping. The president noted that the two had what he called a “long and very good call,” saying that a possible deal between

Partial Government Shutdown Closes FSA County Offices

Farm Service Agency offices are officially shut down as of the close of business on Friday, December 28th. What does that mean for the second round of Market Facilitation Payments? A DTN report says producers who have already certified their

China Market Open For U.S. Rice Imports

China Customs has announced the Chinese market is now open to the importing of U.S. rice for the first time ever.

Swine Survivability Project

The swine industry is coming together to address emerging issues, such as pig survivability.

NCDA Market Highlights for Wednesday, January 2nd

The following is a summary of market prices and conditions of North Carolina farm products for December 31, 2018 reported by the Federal-State Markets News Service of the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.  All livestock is state

U.S. Soybeans Making Big Progress in EU

While U.S. soybean sales to China suffered in 2018, they’re making some headway across the Atlantic Ocean. On the 50th anniversary of the soybean industry’s development efforts in the European Union, the United States has outpaced Brazil as the number