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NMPF: More Aid Needed For Dairy Producers

Current federal aid programs available to dairy farmers are considered good first steps in helping them navigate the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and related demand issues, but more will be needed, according to the National Milk Producers Federation. Last week, Congress

What’s Now and What’s Next for the Pork Industry?

What’s going on now in the pork industry and what’s next? A new USDA report has some clues. Gary Crawford has this report.  

A Dangerous Virus for Greenhouse Tomatoes and Peppers

Dr. Tony Keinath is a Clemson Research and Extension plant pathologist housed at the Coastal Research and Education Center in Charleston: Tomato Brown rugose fruit virus is a new virus that was discovered in Israel in 2014. This disease is

Rapid Start to 2020 for U.S. Pork Exports; Beef also Higher

Following a record-breaking performance in 2019, U.S. pork exports maintained a torrid pace in January, while beef exports were also higher year-over-year. The U.S. Meat Export Federation said January pork exports cooled slightly from the volume and value records established

USDA Updates NASDA on Hemp Rules

Here are a few more details about the ever-changing domestic hemp industry. Stephanie Ho has the story.

EU Continues to Say No to Ag Trade Talks

A top European Union trade official says Europe seriously wants a trade agreement with the United States, but EU political leaders still won’t negotiate on significant agricultural policies. Bernd Lange, chair of the European Parliament’s Committee on International Trade, told

NC Commissioner Steve Troxler: Boll Weevil Assessment Stays at .75/acre

The state’s boll weevil assessment will stay at 75 cents per acre of cotton. The money from the assessment is used to fund a trapping program to monitor cotton acreage for any re-introduction of boll weevils. The pest was eradicated

What’s One Things Americans Love? Strawberries

Americans love things that are sweet — especially strawberries. Stephanie Ho looks at a new strawberry cultivar on the east coast that is poised to steal strawberry-loving hearts.

Trump Signs USMCA: Pork Producers Applaud

WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 29, 2020 – President Trump today signed into law the U.S.-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) trade agreement, which, once implemented, will provide much-needed certainty for U.S. pork producers. National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) President David Herring attended today’s signing ceremony, as well

NC Commissioner Steve Troxler: Recent Trade Agreements Positive Signs for N.C. Ag Economy

Commissioner Steve Troxler says the signing of a Phase 1 trade agreement with China, plus Congressional approval of a trade agreement with Mexico and Canada, both point to positive signs that this could be a rebuilding year for North Carolina