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Soybean Varieties from a Crop Management Perspective


It’s more than crop yield that soybean growers consider when selecting which varieties to plant each year. Rod Bain reports.

Commissioner Hugh Weathers: SC Farm Link

As the average age of farmers increases, preservation of farmland is becoming a very important topic. Commissioner Hugh Weathers is here to tell us more about what steps SCDA is taking to address this problem: Here at the South Carolina

NC Commissioner Steve Troxler: Look Out for Longhorned Tick

A new species of tick has been found in North Carolina, raising the need for greater awareness of its presence and tick prevention options for humans, pets and livestock. The Longhorned tick was found on a possum in Polk County.

Rapid, Raucous Radio Raspberry Raves

Our appetite for raspberries is growing rapidly. Gary Crawford has this rapid, radio raspberry report.  

Things are Just Peachy Keen This Year

Peach researchers predicted a bumper crop for South Carolina this season, and so far that is how it’s shaping up in the Palmetto State. Mike Davis has more.

Some Record High Hog and Pig Numbers

Tariffs? What tariffs? Hog producers have huge inventories not seen in nearly a half a century and are indicating they will ramp up production even more. Gary Crawford reports.

N.C. Sees First EEE Case of the Year

Equine owners encouraged to vaccinate animals RALEIGH – A four-year-old quarter horse stallion in Richmond County was euthanized after contracting the first case of Eastern Equine Encephalomyelitis in North Carolina this year. EEE is a mosquito-borne disease that is preventable

EPA Administrator Pruitt Resigns

The polarizing tenure of Scott Pruitt as head of the Environmental Protection Agency has come to an end. President Donald Trump tweeted on Thursday afternoon that he’s “accepted the resignation of Scott Pruitt as the Administrator of the Environmental Protection

Metrolina Counties Fall into D0 Moisture Levels


Just as he suspected, climatologist Corey Davis says counties around Charlotte have fallen into “abnormally dry” status this week. He talks with SFN’s Mike Davis.

It’s Almost Criminal How Some July 4th Picnics Turn Out!


  It’s almost criminal the number of food-related illness cases that come from Fourth of July picnics and cookouts. Gary Crawford investigates.