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House and Senate Ag Committee Leaders Release Farm Bill Conference Report

Washington, D.C. – House and Senate Agriculture Committee Chairmen Mike Conaway (R-Texas) and Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) and Ranking Members Collin Peterson (D-Minn.) and Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) today released the text of the bipartisan, bicameral 2018 Farm Bill conference report.  “America’s farmers

Fisheries Failure from Florence Declared

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The federal government has decided North Carolina’s coastal fishing industry took enough of a hit from Hurricane Florence that it now may qualify for congressional aid. U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross told Gov. Roy Cooper on

Commissioner Hugh Weathers: Wreaths Across America

Honoring those who have served our country is always something to take pride in. This holiday season, Commissioner Weathers is here to talk about a nonprofit organization, Wreaths Across America. Wreaths Across America is a nonprofit I have recently come

Commissioner Steve Troxler: Ag Disaster Signup Extension Anticipated

The deadline to signup for the Hurricane Agriculture Disaster Assistance was officially Midnight last night (Monday, Dec. 10). The N.C. General Assembly continues to consider giving farmers 10 more days to sign up for agricultural disaster assistance from Hurricane Florence

A Holiday Dinner Party with less Chance of Weight Gain for your Guests

We don’t have to give a holiday dinner party in which our guests depart heavier than when they came in. Gary Crawford has a low-calorie report.

October Tariffs Highest in History

Tariffs Hurt the Heartland has released data showing an increase in import tariffs and falling U.S. exports due to new tariffs and international retaliation. The group says tariff costs to U.S. businesses have never been higher. The data is drawn

Pelosi: USMCA Needs Changes

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi cast doubt about whether or not Congress will approve the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada Free Trade Agreement. Pelosi and her party take control of the House next year. The Canadian Press says Pelosi met with U.S. Trade

Oh (Real) Christmas Tree, Oh (Real) Christmas Tree…

The American Christmas Tree Association says about three-quarters of American households put up a tree every year. About 80 percent of those are artificial. But Nikki Batiste reports a million-dollar campaign is trying to convince customers to go all natural.

New USDA Assessment of 2018 Farm Income

As farmers prepare to close the books on 2018, chances are the books will show generally lower net income for this year. Gary Crawford has more.

OK Considers Rules Addressing Poultry Farm Growth

Oklahoma’s board of agriculture is considering adopting setbacks and other rules addressing the increasing number of poultry operations in the northeast part of the state. Local media reports say the operations are using up the local water supplies. The proposed