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NC Commissioner Troxler: Deadline extended for poultry and livestock, plasticulture and forestry producers to apply for 2018-2019 hurricane disaster relief program

RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has extended its deadline to Dec. 31 to apply for a $79.6 million USDA grant for poultry, livestock and plasticulture producers and woodland owners in 90 counties who suffered losses …

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Fall is Right Time to Add Phosphorous

Fall is a great time to add nutrients like phosphorous back into the soil. Growers know how important phosphorous is to their crops, but they may underestimate the amount of phosphorous that needs to be replaced every year with fertilizer. …

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Colorado Rancher Tries to Survive in Drought

Southwest Colorado rancher Zandon Bray is a third-generation cattle rancher trying to survive the ongoing drought. For the Bray Ranch, dry conditions are a recurring issue. “For us personally the drought is the one thing that has really set us …

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Lawmakers Ask USTR to Tackle EU Trade Barriers for Peanuts

Top House Agriculture lawmakers want the U.S. Trade Representative’s Office to resolve an issue regarding European Union aflatoxin testing in peanuts. House Agriculture Committee Chair David Scott and House Appropriations Agriculture Subcommittee Chair Sanford Bishop sent a letter on the …

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A BRD Prevention and Management Plan

Bovine Respiratory Disease is most often thought of in stocker and feedlot operations, but it should also be on the mind of cow-calf producers. Dr. Daniel Cummings is a Professional Services Veterinarian with Boehringer-Ingelheim, who says it’s important to put …

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The Summer’s Getting Warmer–So Is Food Price Inflation

Food prices are rising at a faster-than-normal pace. Gary Crawford has more. 

R-CALF Addresses Globalization And The Cattle Market

R-CALF recently submitted comments to the USDA that identified two factors as, what the organization called the core structural problems causing the current crisis in the U.S. cattle industry. R-CALF CEO Bill Bullard says the first factor, concentration in the …

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Carolinas Fully Recovered from Lack of Moisture

Recent rains from tropical systems have just about eliminated dry spots in the Carolinas, according to climatologist Corey Davis.

Booker Reintroduces CAFO Restrictions

Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) has reintroduced legislation to place a moratorium on concentrated animal feeding operations, known as CAFOs, and phase out by 2040 the largest CAFOs as defined by the Environmental Protection Agency. The bill would also restore mandatory …

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Latest USDA Effort to Support Meat and Poultry Processing Capacity

USDA recently announced a significant investment in the nation’s meat and poultry processing facilities to create greater resiliency and productivity. Rod Bain reports.