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Corn Crop Catching Up

  The growth of the region’s corn crop slowed to a crawl with the cooler temperatures, then raced to catch up during last week’s near record highs.  NC State Extension Corn Specialist Dr. Ron Heiniger says the crop is back

New Administration Gives Farm Organizations Hope

  Ethan Matthews, National Corn Growers Association spent some time with farm broadcasters last week during the National Association of Farm Broadcasters’ Washington Watch event in Washington, DC.  He talks about how changes in the administration is anticipated to affect

EPA Administrator Wants to Work with Ag

  Over the last couple of years, we’ve had many conversations with Colin Woodall, Director of Legislative Affairs for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association about the Waters of the US rule.  With the Trump administration, the rule appears to be

Special Assistant to the President Talks Trade

Ray Starling

Ray Starling, Sampson County native, is now Special Assistant to the President of the United States for Agriculture, Agricultural Trade and Food Assistance.  Starling spent some time with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison recently in Washington: You are a man

NPPC Working to Include FMD Vaccine Bank in 2018 Farm Bill

  When talks on the farm bill are underway, National Pork Producers are often very quiet, but when negotiations for the 2018 farm bill begin, pork, and other commodity groups do have a specific ‘ask’.  Dr. Liz Wagstrom, Chief Veterinarian