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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.

NC State Economist Mike Walden – “The Competitiveness of our Competitors”

Mary:  This is Mary Walden with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at the competitiveness of our competitors.  Mike, China and Russia are both competitors to the United States – politically and economically.   Focusing on

North Carolina’s Drought Conditions Increase

The latest drought monitor released Thursday by the Drought Mitigation Center for conditions through Tuesday morning, North Carolina’s abnormally dry conditions increased slightly from 83.28% of the state to 83.33%, the area of the state experiencing moderate drought increased from