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U.S., Japan, Working Hard Towards Trade Deal

Japan and the U.S. continue to make progress toward a trade agreement, according to those close to the negotiations. A Japanese official told Reuters this week, “Our team is now working pretty hard, so we are looking forward to some

Cool Front to Bring Needed Relief


A blast of cooler air will arrive early next week, and climatologist Corey Davis says temperatures should drop about 10 degrees.

Fake Milk labeling Issue Slow Going

The National Milk Producers Federation says the process toward enforcement of current laws regarding non-dairy products being labeled as “milk” has slowed. Mike Davis reports.

Bayer to Move Crop Science HQ from RTP to St Louis

Bayer has announced plans to move its crop science headquarters from Research Triangle Park in North Carolina to a facility near St. Louis. Bayer, which acquired St. Louis-based Monsanto for $63 billion, says it will move 500 jobs to the

Uniting Rural and Urban Farmers

The American Farm Bureau Federation’s grassroots organization is looking for urban farmers to support agriculture and help reduce the rural-urban divide. To that end, the federation last week hosted the second annual meeting of its Urban County Farm Bureau Coalition.

The Slightly Crazy World of Milk and Dairy

Milk drinking by Americans has taken a crazy dive downward over the years, but it may be coming back in style. Gary Crawford has a dairy interesting story for you on this edition of Agriculture USA.

Judge Reduces Glyphosate Damage Award; Bayer to Again Appeal

A California federal judge has reduced a court-ordered penalty against Bayer to $25.2 million from $80.2 million. The award stems from a lawsuit against the company by a California man who claims glyphosate in Roundup caused his cancer. Edward Hardeman

China Talks Moving Forward This Week

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says talks over the phone this week, if productive, will result in a U.S. trade delegation trip to China for further discussions. During a White House briefing, Mnuchin told reporters, “I think there’s a good chance

Hemp Clogging Up NC Farm Act

The 2019 Farm Act is stalled at the NC General Assembly over concerns about smokable hemp. WPTF’s Donna King talks with Rick Henderson of the Carolina Journal with the latest.  

Heat, Drought Taking a Toll on Carolina Crops


While there have been scattered showers and thunderstorms of late across much of North and South Carolina, many areas are suffereing from the extended dry spell and searing temperatures. “Irrigated crops are doing well,” according to Pitt County (NC) Extension