Daily Ag Summary

SC Commissioner Hugh Weathers: SC Agritourism Tour Starts Sunday

The South Carolina Agritourism tour will be held next week. Here to tell us more is SC Ag Commissioner Hugh Weathers. The SC Agritourism Association will be hosting their annual tour January 24th-26th. The conference will look a bit different

NC Commissioner Steve Troxler: Application Window Open for N.C. State Fair Junior Livestock Show Scholarships.

The application period to apply for a N.C. State Fair Junior Livestock Scholarship is open until March 1. Any youth who showed livestock at the N.C. State Fair are eligible to apply regardless of the breed or show placement. There

Assuring Food Distribution to Families During Pandemic

A key role of USDA’’s Agricultural Marketing Service in 2020 was assuring food was available to consumers and family through the COVID-19 pandemic. Rod Bain reports.

A Tobacco-Based COVID-19 Vaccine?

Some might call it an organic approach to fighting COVID 19. A Canadian company is in the final stages of testing a plant-based COVID-19 virus vaccine that they hope can get approval for distribution later this year. Medicago, based near

Environmental Groups Sue Trump Administration Over Gray Wolf

A coalition of environmental and wildlife advocacy groups filed suit against the Trump administration over the decision to remove the gray wolf from Endangered Species Protections. In October, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service lifted protection for the wolves in

Corn and Soybean Export Sales Jump Higher

Corn export sales almost doubled week-to-week while soybean sales also jumped higher. The USDA says corn sales to overseas buyers jumped 92 percent week-to-week to 1.44 million metric tons. That’s up 34 percent over the prior four-week average. Japan was

The Economic Perspective: “North Carolina Job Gains”

Mary:  I’m Mary Walden, with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at North Carolina’s job gains.  Mike, job market statistics are the most closely watched of all economic data.  North Carolina’s November job numbers were

Commentary: Don’t Live Your Life Based on Biden or Trump by Dr. Glenn Mollette

When did life begin for President Donald Trump or President Joe Biden? Did Trump’s life begin when his father loaned him millions to start investing? Did it begin when he married Melania? Or, did life begin when he was elected

FB Women Leading the Way in 2021

The vice-chair of American Farm Bureau’s Women’s Leadership committee is moving up a chair, and a North Carolina farmer is also taking a position of leadership. Mike Davis reports.

A Mid-January Weather Check

It’s the time of the year that is supposed to cold and dry, but the Carolinas have much the opposite, as NC Assistant State Climatologist Corey Davis explains.