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NPPC Statement on China Market Access

WASHINGTON, D.C., Sept. 13, 2019 – This morning, Chinese media reported that it was suspending the imposition of punitive tariffs on U.S. pork imports. The following is a statement from National Pork Producers Council President David Herring, a pork producer from Lillington,

Lighthizer Submits USMCA Proposal to House Democrats

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer has sent the House of Representatives the latest White House proposal for addressing Democrats concerns in the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement. Democrats have argued for stronger labor, environmental and enforcement standards within the trade agreement. While few

In South Carolina, It’s a Matter of Taste

South Carolina is serious about promoting foods grown within its borders to those that call South Carolina “home”, and one locally-owned IGA in South Carolina has made its commitment to local agriculture widely known. Mike Davis has more.  

A Week Later: The Drought Monitor Post-Dorian

Instead of the damage that Hurricane Florence brought a year ago, the dry areas in eastern north and South Carolina mostly got the rainfall they were thirsty for from Dorian. Climatologist Corey Davis says the monitor changed significantly, but there

WHIP Plus to Cover Dorian, Florence Damages

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that signup for the Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program, or WHIP Plus, has begun. The assistance is designed to help producers recover from natural disasters in 2018 and 2019, including Hurricane Dorian. Mike Davis

Corn—-It’s Everywhere

Farmers grow millions of acres of corn in this country, but only a tiny percentage of that corn goes to consumers. Gary Crawford has more.

China Ready to Purchase U.S. Ag Goods

China is expected to purchase more U.S. agricultural products in hopes of a better trade agreement, according to a report out of Hong Kong. The South China Morning Post reports working-level officials were discussing the text of a deal, which

Those Who Can…Teach Ag!

The need to keep the best and brightest students in rural areas has always been a challenge, but perhaps never more so than today. That’s why the need for inspiring ag teachers is so keen. Mike Davis talks with Ellen

NFU Calls on Administration to Strengthen Ag Markets

The National Farmers Union board of directors is calling on Congress and the administration to “work to rebuild international and domestic markets, restore America’s reputation as a reliable trading partner, and reverse policies that have undermined the Renewable Fuel Standard.”

Commissioner Hugh Weathers: Annual NASDA Meeting This Week

This year’s National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) conference is in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Commissioner Hugh Weathers is in Albuquerque this week, and we spoke with him asked him what’s on his mind and what he hopes to