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April Tractors Sales Up 12 Percent in 2019

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers’ Monthly Flash Report showed good news for April tractor sales. The sales of all tractors in April of 2019 were 12 percent higher than they were in April of last year. So far this year,

New Campaign Promotes North Carolina Sweet Potatoes

North Carolina is #1 in Sweet Potatoes! The North Carolina Sweet Potato Commission is working to make that known everywhere:

Corn, Bean Prices Lowered in First New Marketing Year Forecast

USDA’s first outlook of 2019-2020 crop supply and demand reveals both corn and soybeans are expected to be lower than the previous marketing year. Rod Bain from the USDA has our report:

China Announces Retaliation Against U.S. Tariff Hikes

The Chinese Finance Ministry made the expected announcement on Monday that it would respond to the most recent hike in U.S. tariffs on Chinese imports. China will raise tariff rates on $60 billion in U.S. imports, including agricultural products. The

Soybean Farmers Fed Up with Tariffs

The American Soybean Association says U.S. farmers are frustrated by the lack of progress between the U.S. and China in bringing the trade war to a close. The dispute threatens soybean prices and farmers’ ability to even stay in business.

How Quickly Will Farmers Get More Tariff Relief?

President Donald Trump further hiked tariff rates on $200 billion on Chinese imports last Friday. Now, the administration is trying to assure farmers and ranchers that they’ll get more help to deal with Beijing’s retaliation. Politico says Ag Secretary Sonny

The Importance of 4H

Cathann Kress of Ohio State University explains why 4H was originally created and its importance in preparing the youth of America with agroscience information and education:

80 Percent of Chinese Farms Not Restocking Following ASF Outbreak

Many farms in China infected with African swine fever are not restocking with pigs. Bloomberg News reports that 80 percent of farms infected with the deadly virus are not restocking, leaving a significant gap in production. China is the world’s

USDA Seeks Another Experimental ASF Vaccine License, Years from Implementation

The Department of Agriculture intends to grant an experimental license for an African swine fever vaccine. The intent was published in the Federal Register this week that USDA’s Agricultural Research Service intends to grant the license to a company in

Ag Seeks Swift Agreement in U.S.-Japan Trade Talks

A large coalition of agriculture groups is urging for swift action in the negotiation and implementation of a U.S.-Japan trade agreement. The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture, along with many agriculture organizations, signed a letter to U.S. Trade