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We Just Had the Wettest Winter on Record


It’s raining, it’s pouring it’s snowing — and we just had the wettest US winter on record. Stephanie Ho has the story.

Bayer Giving Away Free Money to your Favorite Charity

St. LOUIS, MO – Growers, the economic drivers of our rural economies, can kick in a power thrust with the Farm for Good™ Sweepstakes, presented by Bayer. Growers now can enter for a chance to win a $5,000 donation to

NC Ag Export Seminar: Registration Ends Friday, March 22

2019 North Carolina Ag Export Seminar  Last day to register is Friday, March 22. Get your tickets today.  You are invited to join the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and the Small Business and Technology Development Center as

USDA Seeks Five Nominees for the National Organic Standards Board

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) seeks nominations of qualified individuals for five open seats on the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB). The 15-member advisory board considers and makes recommendations on the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances and other


The National Milk Producers Federation voiced strong support for the DAIRY PRIDE Act, calling it another means toward a crucial end of the mislabeling of non-dairy products as “milks” in the marketplace. NMPF CEO Jim Mulhern says the legislation “demonstrates

China Makes Largest U.S. Pork Buy since 2017

Chinese buyers made the country’s largest purchase of U.S. pork in almost two years last week despite hefty import tariffs, as the country grapples with the continued spread of African swine fever, Reuters reported. China bought 23,800 metric tons of U.S. pork

Wisconsin Barn Fire Claims 4,000 Swine

An estimated 4,000 pigs perished in a massive barn fire Wednesday morning in Buffalo County, Wisconsin, near the Minnesota border. Multiple fire departments responded to the blaze, which brought down the barn roof. Icy road conditions made it difficult to

U.S. Drought Area Shrinking, But Dryness Lingers on Carolina Coasts

To no surprise, the drought monitor shows a shrinkage of dry conditions throughout the nation compared to trends over the last year, but parts of Texas and the west remain dry. Climatologist Corey Davis says some dryness does remain in

Do You Have High Speed Internet Access? Millions Don’t.

Most of us take high speed Internet access for granted, but millions of rural residents still don’t have it and are being left behind. Gary Crawford has more.

Happy National Ag Day!

On this National Ag Day, National FFA is doing its part to celebrate and honor the farmers and ranchers of America by spreading the good news of agriculture. Eric Pfeiffer reports.