Daily Ag Summary

Secretary Perdue Announces FSA, Rural Development State Directors

  Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has announced a slate of Farm Service Agency and Rural Development State Directors. All directors will serve as appointees of President Donald Trump. North Carolina: Len McBride Len McBride began his career with the Farm

Farm Bureau Applauds Congressional Tax Reform

  The federal tax reform plan coming out of congress makes major changes to the tax code. Pat Wolff, AFBF senior director of congressional relations, says Farm Bureau is reviewing the plan to ensure the effective tax rate lessens the

Moderate Drought Appears in South Carolina

  South Carolina’s abnormally dry conditions were unchanged this week as reported in the weekly drought monitor released by the Drought Mitigation Center, at 32.72%.  However, a small area of moderate drought has now appeared, 2,31% of the state in

Antibody Vaccine in Broilers Missed Objective

  USPOULTRY and the USPOULTRY Foundation announce it completed a funded research project at North Carolina State University in which researchers found that an antibody vaccine in broiler breeders failed to prevent kinky back in broilers. The researchers, headed by

Heavy Rain in Eastern South Carolina Slows Harvest

  In South Carolina there were 5.6 days suitable for field work, compared to almost a full week the previous week as reported in the latest Crop Progress Report for conditions through Sunday, October 29th.  Matthew Wannamaker with Lexington County

NC AgVentures Offering Grant Opportunity

  NC AgVentures, a NC Cooperative Extension program provides grants up to $10,000 to NC farmers for new and innovative agricultural project ideas that will increase farm profits. NC AgVentures program, which is supported by the NC Tobacco Trust Fund Commission, will

Senate Confirms Ibach to USDA

  The Senate confirmed Greg Ibach to the Department of Agriculture. Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts announced the approval of Ibach as the Under Secretary of Agriculture for Marketing and Regulatory Programs at USDA. Ibach previously served as the

South Carolina’s Abnormally Dry Conditions Improve

  South Carolina’s abnormally dry conditions receded from west to east this week as reported in the weekly drought monitor released by the Drought Mitigation Center on Thursday for conditions through Tuesday morning.  The area of abnormally dry conditions dropped

Senate Committee Advances Chief Ag Negotiator Nominee

  The Senate Finance Committee advanced the nomination of Greg Doud as chief agriculture negotiator to the full Senate. The move puts Doud closer to the North American Free Trade Agreement negotiations, with one vote remaining until he can take

North Carolina Harvest Continues to Roll Along

  There were almost seven days suitable for field work in North Carolina in the week ended October 22nd, compared to 5.5 the previous week as reported in USDA’s weekly crop progress report. Daniel Simpson with Pamlico County Extension reports