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Container Farms

While most of us urbanites understand container ‘farming’ or gardening on our decks and patios, vertical container farming on a commercial scale is ready to take off in the Palmetto State. SC Ag Commissioner Hugh Weathers explains the concept and

Mexico Releases NAFTA Goals

Mexico says it plans to prioritize free access for goods and services in the upcoming North American Free Trade Agreement Negotiations. Mexico this week announced the nation’s goals for the renegotiation effort, set to begin August 16th. Mexico is also

Mother Nature Causing Problems for Carolina Farmers

Mother Nature’s fickleness is causing major problems for farmers. As Correspondent Jim Krasula explains…   OUTCUE: North Carolina. From the same California company that brought us the lab-grown meatball comes a new version of another popular food.  CBS News Correspondent

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.”

Clemson’s Coastal REC Sustains Major Hurricane Damage

  Clemson University’s Coastal Research and Education Center (REC) sustained significant crop damage over the weekend when Hurricane Matthew pounded portions of South Carolina with wind, rain and floodwaters. According to early estimates, at least 50 percent of the station’s

Ag Fair Season Underway

Fall is coming but the agricultural fairs season is already underway.  Several ag fairs are held in August, and fairs in Burke and Vance counties just wrapped up on Labor Day. NC Ag Commissioner Steve Troxler says attending one of

WOTUS Resolution to See Action in the Senate

  The U.S. House is expected to vote this week on a Senate-passed resolution to disapprove the Environmental Protection Agency’s long-controversial Waters of the U.S. rule. The House Rules Committee set a plan in motion for expected floor action on

EPA Accused Of WOTUS Propaganda Violations

Article courtesy Gary Baise The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) concluded EPA violated the ‘propaganda prohibition” of a federal statute.  GAO said, “No part of any part of appropriation contained in this or any other act shall be used directly

Former Ag Secretary John Block’s Weekly Commentary – “Agriculture Today”

\ Hello everybody out there in farm country. This radio commentary is brought to you by Monsanto, and John Deere. They are all friends, supporters, and allies of a healthy farm economy and prosperous rural America. Thank you. And now

WOTUS Stay Now Effective in all 50 States

A federal appeals court has blocked an Obama administration rule that attempts to clarify which small streams, wetlands and other waterways the government can shield from pollution and development. In a 2-1 ruling Friday, a panel of the Sixth U.S.