Daily Ag Summary

North Carolina’s Drought Conditions Relatively Steady

North Carolina’s Drought Conditions Relatively Steady In the latest drought monitor released by the Drought Mitigation Center, North Carolina’s abnormally dry conditions increased slightly from last week, from just under 66% to 66 1/3%.  The area of moderate drought decreased

President Trump Administration Lists Four Ag Priorities

A top Trump Administration ag official outlines four agricultural priorities, at a gathering of ag industry representatives in Washington DC. Stephanie Ho  has more with North Carolina’s own Ray Starling: Ray Starling is President Trump’s Special Assistant on Agriculture.  He

Johnston County Young Farmers to Host Social

  Michele Pace, Johnston County Farm Bureau Young Farmer & Rancher Chair extends an invitation to young farmers in Johnston County.  The program is designed for folks between the ages of 18 and 35 and will be held on March

More HPAI Found in Tennessee

  The Tennessee state veterinarian confirmed on Thursday that a strain of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) has sickened a second commercial chicken breeder flock within the existing controlled quarantined zone in Lincoln County, Tenn. On March 14, samples taken

Mother Nature Causing Problems for Carolina Farmers

Mother Nature’s fickleness is causing major problems for farmers. As Correspondent Jim Krasula explains…   OUTCUE: North Carolina. From the same California company that brought us the lab-grown meatball comes a new version of another popular food.  CBS News Correspondent

Berries and Flowers Getting Special Attention This Week

Strawberry farmers are not getting a lot of sleep this week.  They have been working round the clock,  keeping one eye on the thermometer while doing everything they could to keep the plants warm. The freezing weather that arrived late

Mountain Fruits May Not Survive Cold Snap

Mountain fruit growers are continuing to keep a close eye on the thermometer, already knowing it’s going to get too cold for many peach fruit buds to survive. Jason Blackwell is an apple and peach orchard owner in Henderson County,

Farmers Scrambling to Save Strawberries

Strawberry farmers in North and South Carolina are working practically around the clock to make sure this year’s crop isn’t destroyed by the late winter blast of cold air. Don Nicholson, regional agronomist with the NC Department of Agriculture, says

Biosecurity Front and Center for Poultry operations

Animal health officials are urging poultry operations to make sure they are implementing the tightest biosecurity measures possible. Gary Crawford reports… 3-14 USDA 60 The White House has sent the Senate Agriculture Committee financial disclosure documents for Sonny Perdue, President

Another Avian Flu Outbreak in Tennessee

More bad news for Tennessee chicken farmers. Jim Krasula reports… President Donald Trump had tapped a conservative doctor with ties to the pharmaceutical industry to head the Food and Drug Administration. Jackie Quinn has details… The fight over Obama-era rules