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Corn Crop Catching Up

  The growth of the region’s corn crop slowed to a crawl with the cooler temperatures, then raced to catch up during last week’s near record highs.  NC State Extension Corn Specialist Dr. Ron Heiniger says the crop is back

USDA’s Top Science Position May Go To Non-Scientist

President Donald Trump may nominate a non-scientist to fill the Department of Agriculture’s top science job. Sam Clovis is a former economics professor and talk radio host in Iowa, and an adviser to the Trump campaign last year. He helped

Central South Carolina Producers Behind in Planting

Central South Carolina farmers are behind in planting this spring due to torrential rains the latter part of April.  Calhoun County’s Charles Davis says not only did some fields drown around Elloree, but the excessive moisture kept producers out of

A Snapshot Of Current Farm Economy

Farm prices are most noticed, yet there are other indicators to consider when it comes to the current economic health of farmers and ranchers. Rod Bain reports with USDA Chief Economist Rob Johansson.

China Beef Market Worth Billions to U.S. Producers

The U.S. says China has agreed to reopen its market to U.S. beef by mid-July—a huge win for the U.S. beef industry and the broader feed industry. The size and importance of the development cannot be overstated–China’s population is massive,

Pork Antibiotics

The responsible use of antibiotics in pork production has been emphasized in the past couple years. National Pork Board chief executive officer Bill Even says that message is going beyond the producer.   The Pork Checkoff participated in a recent

Being First is Important in Trade

Yesterday, we heard from Associate Director of Legislative Affairs for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Kent Bacus on the trade situation regarding agriculture and beef in particular.  Today, Bacus talks about the US’s competition when it comes to the beef

Farm Bureau Applauds EPA’S Water Rule Outreach

The American Farm Bureau Federation praised the Environmental Protection Agency’s decision to collaborate closely with state governors regarding revision of the Waters of the United States rule. AFBF general counsel Ellen Steen says the outreach represents a new openness from

Update from National Pork Board CEO

Pork supplies are large, which impacts the entire swine industry. National Pork Board chief executive officer Bill Even offers his view on today’s pork production…

The Importance of Trade to the Livestock Sector

Trade is the hot topic in Washington these days, and  Kent Bacus, Associate Director of Legislative Affairs with National Cattlemen’s Beef Association looks at the trade situation in the under the microscope of beef in this first part of our