Daily Ag Summary

Stalled NAFTA Talks Still Worrisome

With NAFTA talks stalled, National Potato Council President Cully Easterday tells SFN producers are rightfully concerned… Easterday added that the three member nations have to work together to make NAFTA renegotiations move forward. == University researchers are figuring out whether

NCDA and Air Force Partner for Land Easements

  Landowners have signed the first two conservation easement agreements under a joint partnership between the N.C. Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund and the United States Air Force. Two farms, Hubers Farm and McAden Farm totalling more than

Carolinas Hit Hard by Winter Storm

Winter Weather Snow

This week’s snow event produced one of the heaviest one-day snowfalls on record in Charleston. Up to two-tenths of an inch of ice was reported in Charleston County, before precipitation changed to snow on the afternoon of Jan. 3. While

NC Agrees to Up Investigations of Hog Farms

North Carolina’s environmental agency is revising internal policies after complaints the agency under former Republican Gov. Pat McCrory repeatedly failed to investigate when industrial-scale hog farms violate anti-pollution rules. The Waterkeeper Alliance and other groups say they’re settling their complaint

NCGA Corn Yield Winners Announced

Wendy’s will reduce antibiotics use in its beef supply chain. The announcement follows similar measures the fast food restaurant chain took in its poultry supply chain. Starting next year, Wendy’s will source about 15 percent of its beef from producers

Peterson: Ag Bill to Move in Early 2018

House Agriculture Committee leadership says the 2018 farm bill should be ready to move in the first quarter of next year. House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member Collin Peterson says markup on the bill will begin at the end of January

Mexico: NAFTA In The Balance

The Mexican Ambassador says there is a 50-50 chance that the North American Free Trade Agreement will be “terminated.” Geronimo Gutierrez says there are tensions hanging over the three sides in the negotiations and that’s creating an air of uncertainty.

Tax Bill Has Big Implications for Farmers, Ranchers

In today’s Ag Headlines: The Senate-passed tax bill that the House must now either accept or reconcile with its own, COULD have a big-impact on agriculture12-6 ag News A new federal report gives us a look at the US-Mexican border

Relating to a Public That Doesn’t Relate with Agriculture

  Society is changing, and the connection back to the farm is declining. Agriculture is facing the challenge of relating to a public that doesn’t relate with agriculture. Wes Jamison, Professor of Public Relations at Palm Beach Atlantic University, says

SC’s Pee Dee Region Now Enveloped in Drought

  South Carolina’s drought conditions expanded, as reported in the weekly drought monitor released by the drought Mitigation Center on Thursday morning.  The area of abnormally dry conditions increased from almost 51% to 62.8%, and the area of moderate drought