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Pee Dee Food Hub Launches Second Season


  Just over two years ago, the Pee Dee Food Hub in Marion County, South Carolina got started under the name of Agriporium.  While the mission remains largely the same, putting produce from the farm directly on the tables of

Region’s Winter Wheat Looking Average

  While the weather has cooled some here in the first few days after Easter, the prior ten days to two weeks were warm and dry, helping the region’s winter wheat grow out of the cold shock from mid-March, and

South Carolina Still Looking at Significant Peach Losses Due to Freeze

  Right at a month ago, South Carolina’s primary peach production region, known as ‘the ridge’ was hit with two nights of hard freeze after trees had begun blooming.  Originally, the crop loss estimate was 85%, Greg Henderson, member of

Finally Time to Plant Corn

  Finally, we can safely say that winter is over, and if the corn planter isn’t moving, it should be says NC State Corn Specialist Dr. Ron Heiniger: “Yeah, that’s exactly right.  This weather did us a favor last week

Frozen Corn Offering a Do-Over

  A few producers across the state elected to double-dog dare NC State Extension Corn Specialist Dr. Ron Heiniger’s advice and go ahead and plant corn early.  Thanks to a hard freeze the week of March 13th, those producers now

Aspiring Food Entrepreneurs Launch Products at Flavors of Carolina

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  North Carolina Department of Agriculture’s Marketing Division hosts two food shows every spring, designed to bring in ‘the trade’ to see what’s new in food production in the Tar Heel State.  Many aspiring food entrepreneurs use the Flavors of

Discovery of AI in the Southeast Puts Carolina Producers on Alert

  Two separate incidences of High Pathogenic Avian Influenza have popped up in Tennessee, and one low-path in Alabama,  in commercial poultry flocks in the last couple of weeks  after almost two years of no incidences reported.  Dr. Boyd Parr,

Sorghum Checkoff Releases Videos on Sugarcane Aphid Management

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LUBBOCK, Texas – The United Sorghum Checkoff Program recently released eight videos on sugarcane aphid management for 2017. The video series provides growers with information received from the Sorghum – Sugarcane Aphid Research Exchange Meeting held in January of this

Farm Bureau Member Discusses Obamacare with President Trump

A Georgia Farm Bureau member met with President Donald Trump at the White House this week to discuss how the Affordable Care Act is affecting rural America. Micheal Clements has more… Brittany Ivey, a Georgia Farm Bureau member and Young

Pork Exports Begin the Year Strong

In January, the United States pork industry continued the momentum in the international markets that was seen in 2016. According to Pork Checkoff vice president of international marketing Becca Nepple, the January statistics are exciting…tape Cut #1               :13        OC:…”being exported.”