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How Much Do You Know About Food Safety?

September is Food Safety Education Month — how much do you know about the safest way to prepare the food you eat? Keep listening as Stephanie Ho talks with experts and consumers alike to test their knowledge of food safety

Farm Safety Week Focuses on Harvest Safety Tips

September 17-23 is National Farm Safety and Health Week. Dr. Aaron Yoder is an Associate Professor for the Central States Center for Agricultural Safety and Health in Lincoln, Nebraska. He says in spite of farm safety education available all over

Hurricane Crop Damage Will Take Time to Fully Assess

We may not know until mid-October the real extent of damage to crops from Harvey and Irma. Gary Crawford has this report. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Brad Rippey, USDA meteorologist.

Tax Reform May Not Include Repeal of Estate Tax

The White House and GOP Congressional leaders are considering ditching estate tax repeal and other tax breaks that Democrats charge favor the wealthy. The idea is to pick up Democratic votes by shaping tax reform more toward the middle-class. Democrats

Agricultural Disaster in Florida

Farmers and ranchers in Florida are faced with an agricultural disaster following the wrath of Hurricane Irma. Micheal Clements has more.

Another Above-Trend Forecast For Corn And Beans

For the second consecutive month, USDA crop production and yield estimates for corn and soybeans included surprises for the industry. Rod Bain reports w ith USDA Chief Economist Rob Johansson.

Blacklands Farm Managers Field Day

Backlands 2017

Tyrrell County was the host of this year’s annual Blacklands Farm Managers Field Day on Wednesday. NC Ag Commissioner Steve Troxler was in attendance, and talked about the region’s agriculture: “This is a well kept secret, not only in North

Extrapolating Yields from USDA’s Crop Conditions

It’s about this time of year that USDA’s Crop Condition reports can be used, in part, to develop corn and soybean yields. The agricultural economists at the University of Illinois have been tweaking yields out of the USDA crop conditions

EPA Faces Renewable Fuels Decision

It’s up to the Environmental Protection Agency to decide if the agency tacks added renewable fuel gallons onto it’s pending 2018 Renewable Fuel Standard rule, now that a federal court ruled against EPA’s method for figuring ‘14 through ’16 volumes.

NC State Extension Working on Weed Research

Folicular Burn

  We’ve been having a conversation with NC State Extension Weed Science Professor Emeritus Dr. Alan York about the weed issues this spring’s weather has brought, as well as stewardship practices with dicamba.  Today, we conclude our visit with Dr.