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Following Best Management Practices for Treated Seed

This spring, the Growing Matters coalition, together with the American Seed Trade Association and the National Pesticide Safety Education Center, is reminding farmers to be sure to follow best-management practices when planting treated seed. Tom Smith, Executive Director of the

Unconventional Urban Gardening

If you really want to garden, you can always find the space — even in a big city. Stephanie Ho has more on the story.

The Economic Perspective: “How Does North Carolina Compare on Taxes?”

I’m Mary Walden, with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program asks, how does North Carolina compare on taxes.  Mike, the latest report from the non-partisan Tax Foundation on state taxes was just released.  How does North

New Curriculum Promotes Biofuels in Classrooms

Growth Energy has announced a new partnership with the National Association of Agricultural Educators to help promote biofuels in high school classrooms across America. It’s the first industry-supported biofuels curriculum and designed to provide students with a guided in-classroom experience.

The Growing Concern About Ag Field Work Delays

Wet, stormy weather in the Central and Eastern U.S. the last few months had led to considerable delays in field work, crop planting, and other concerns. Rod Bain reports.

Fed Report Shows Tough Conditions in Ag Country

The latest outlook from the Federal Reserve regional surveys shows low prices, severe weather, and trade tensions continue to weigh heavily on large segments of the agricultural economy. Southeastern states faced “abnormally dry to moderate drought conditions.” Cash prices were

More Summer than Spring This Week

Sunny and much warmer for the next few days, says climatologist Corey Davis.

The New Kid on the Block at NC Soy

Today marks one week with Owen Wagner as the new CEO of the NC Soybean Producers Association. Wagner came to NC Soy from SAS Institute in Cary, where he was Manager of Agricultural Analytics. He talks with SFN’s Mike Davis

The Economic Perspective: “Status of Household Debt”

This is Mary Walden with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at the status of household debt.  Mike, we worry about household debt for two reasons.  First, at an individual level, we know that if

Wheat Urges China to Comply with WTO Agreements

ARLINGTON, Virginia — U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) and the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) welcome the ruling today by a World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute panel that China’s government does not fairly administer its annual tariff rate quotas (TRQ)