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Trade Complaints in the Rise

According to government figures cited in the Washington Post, trade complaints by U.S. agriculture and industry against foreign competitors are soaring under President Trump to levels not seen in more than 15-years. There have been 79 new trade investigations since

John Block: Christmas and a New Year

John R. Block Reports from Washington December 26, 2017 “Christmas and a New Year” 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.

Packer Capacity Growth

Packer capacity has been an ongoing concern with the large hog supplies. Steve Meyer of EMI Analytics tells SFN it’s been historic… A small plant opened in the fall of 2016 in Missouri and another facility opened in Minnesota this

Winter Precipitation Coming to SE NC, Eastern SC

SFN’s mike Davis talks with National Weather Service Meteorologist Scott Sharp about the wintry weather expected for the next several days.

Hog Producers Look for Expansion in 2018

Lower prices don’t seem to be putting much of a damper on hog producers and their plans to expand production in 2018. Gary Crawford has the latest… Last Friday’s USDA report showed The United States’ inventory of all hogs and

Can Animals Help Us Forecast Weather?

Some people think studying animals can help predict the severity of the upcoming winter. Is there any truth to it? Gary Crawford investigates it for SFN…

Congress Passes Dairy Friendly Bills

Congress spent the final few weeks of the year addressing legislation that benefits dairy farmers. Micheal Clements has more for SFN.

Fishermen vs Wind Farmers; Touchdown Hemp!

East Coast fishermen are turning a wary eye toward an emerging upstart: the offshore wind industry. In New Bedford, Massachusetts, fishermen say they dread navigating hundreds of turbines to get to their historic fishing grounds if three large scale wind

A different Kind of Farming

Christmas tree farming is similar to other types of agriculture in many ways. Tree farming has seen ups-and-downs in production levels and prices. There are currently at least a few Christmas tree farms in every state in the union. Many

Santa Still a Huge World Star with a Long Career

Alexander Hamilton is now a big star, thanks to the hit musical, but he hasn’t eclipsed Santa in popularity. Gary Crawford has the history of Ol’ Saint nick.