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China Culls 200,000 Pigs with ASF; New Outbreak in Poland

China, the world’s largest pork producer, has culled 200,000 pigs from its herds due to the outbreak of African Swine Fever. The disease, fatal to pigs, has also been detected in Poland. A Reuters report says Chinese health officials made

Beef Checkoff Faces Challenge in Carolinas, 11 Other States

The beef checkoff faces new challenges in 13 states as opponents have expanded their legal campaign following a Montana injunction last year. Drovers.com reports the Ranchers-Cattlemen Action Legal Fund, United Stockgrowers of America (R-CALF USA) has asked District Court Judge

USDA Partners to Improve Rural Water and Wastewater Infrastructure in 23 States

The Department of Agriculture has announced a $124 million investment to help rebuild and improve rural water infrastructure in 23 states, including North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. USDA is providing the funding through the Water and Waste Disposal Loan

Almond Milk Recalled for Containing…Milk?

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has announced the recall of a popular almond milk brand across 28 states for potentially containing actual, undeclared milk inside of it. More than 145,000 half-gallon cartons of potentially affected refrigerated Vanilla Almond Breeze were

Foreign Disease Outbreak in Pigs: Not If, but When

With virtually seamless movement of people and animals, it’s not a matter of “if” the U.S. will have a foreign animal disease, but “when.” Because the risk is high, the National Pork Board has developed the Secure Pork Supply plan

Showing Hospitality to Wild Bees and Other Pollinators

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This National Pollinator Week you can lay out the welcome mat for bumble bees and other important pollinators. Gary Crawford tells us how to do it…

The Only Constant is Change in U.S. Trade Talks

Just when things were starting to look better on China trade and EPA’s renewable fuels actions, agriculture’s fortunes have again taken a swift turn this week. Mike Davis reports.

Economist Mike Walden: The Best Places for Housing Affordability

With both housing prices and mortgage interest rates rising, it’s becoming more challenging for people to find an affordable home to buy.  What areas of the country and state have the best bang for your buck in buying a home?

The Right Time to Plant Soybeans

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DEKALB/Asgrow/Deltapine agronomist Mike Baker explains what determines the “right time” to plant soybeans in the Carolinas.

Full-Season Cotton Varieties; China Likes American Pecans

Deltpapine agronomist Zack Webb discusses full-season cotton varieties; China like pecans. (Who knew?)