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John Block: Trump – AFBF Speech

Trump

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Weathers: SC AgriBiz Expo Returns to Florence Jan. 17 and 18

SC AgriBiz and Farm Expo

Now in its 6th year, the SC AgriBiz and Farm Expo will gear up next week at the Florence Civic Center, January 17-18. Here’s Commissioner Hugh Weathers to tell us what we can expect this year. The Expo does a

Carolinas Hit Hard by Winter Storm

Winter Weather Snow

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

Mike Walden: Bringing the Boys Back

Male Farmer

As the economy improves, economists are noticing a distinct difference between males and females.  Females are moving back into the workforce, but male workforce participation has largely stagnated.  What’s going on, and what can be done? Mike:  Summary Answer issue

John Block: Trump’s Year

Donald Trump

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North Carolina-Grown Christmas Trees Plentiful…to a point

  Now that the Thanksgiving turkey has been picked clean, it’s time to talk Christmas, Christmas trees in particular.  We’ve been hearing in the national media that there is a shortage of live trees.  Bill Glenn, Marketing Specialist with the

Sampling for Nematodes Before Planting Sweet Potatoes

sweet potato

  A fairly new species of nematode is making itself known in the southeast, particularly in sweet potato production.  North Carolina Department of Agriculture Regional Agronomist Don Nicholson explains: “Well, we’re just seeing a newer nematode coming on the scene

NC Tobacco Trust Fund Commission Completes 2017 Grant Cycle

NC Trust Comission

  Recently, the North Carolina Tobacco Trust Fund commission distributed grant awards from their 2017 grant cycle.  William Upchurch, Executive Director of the NC Tobacco Trust Fund Commission outlines some of the recipients: “We had a really good grant cycle