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Pacific Rim Trade Deal Kicks Off, Means Big Cuts In Tariffs

A large trade deal comprised of 11 nations became official on Sunday, December 30th after years of back-and-forth talks. A Straits Times Dot Com article says the first six countries to ratify the pact are now enjoying steep cuts in

Trump, Xi Express Optimism on Upcoming January Trade Talks

President Donald Trump took to Twitter to talk about a recent phone call with Chinese President Xi (Zhee) Jinping. The president noted that the two had what he called a “long and very good call,” saying that a possible deal

SFNToday Headlines for Tuesday March 20

House Democrats Want to Review Farm Bill Draft Democrats on the House Agriculture Committee have asked ranking member Collin Peterson to stop negotiating on the farm bill until Chairman Mike Conaway releases the bill to the full committee. Roll Call

Carolinas Hit Hard by Winter Storm

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This week’s snow event produced one of the heaviest one-day snowfalls on record in Charleston. Up to two-tenths of an inch of ice was reported in Charleston County, before precipitation changed to snow on the afternoon of Jan. 3. While

Swine is Fine on Profits

National Pork Board President Terry O’Neel says the swine industry has been one of the few agricultural commodities seeing profits… O’Neel, who raises hogs at Friend, Nebraska, says the Pork Checkoff is beginning the New Year with a new business-to-business

John Block: Trump’s Year

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Hello everybody out there in farm country. This radio commentary is brought to you by the National Corn Growers Association, CropLife America, and Renewable Fuels Association. They are all friends, supporters, and allies of healthy farm economy and prosperous rural

Pork Gaining on Poultry

Poultry will continue to top the global meat market in terms of production, but pork is making gains on white meat, according to a recent report released by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). FAO predicts global pork production to

Ice and Snow Impacting NC Agriculture

Old Man Winter is leaving his mark on North Carolina this week, particularly Down East, where a nor’easter has left many counties under a blanket of ice and snow. Bryant Spivey is the Johnston County Extension Director. Spivey says a

Dairy’s New Era of Genetic Progress

Keeping pace with a growing global population, the nation’s Holstein breeders are adopting sophisticated science to achieve greater efficiency and productivity within the cow herd. Thanks to genetic progress and selection, today’s dairy business is supplying record-level milk production, despite

What Exactly is a RIN?

Texas Senator Ted Cruz recently proposed to put a cap on the price of Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs) as a way to control the cost for refiners that blend renewable fuels into the nation’s gasoline supply. What exactly is an