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SC Farmer Edward Mills Recognized for 70 Years of Service

COLUMBIA, SC — Edward H. Mills of Blackstock, South Carolina has been honored by the South Carolina Farmer and Agribusiness Association for 70 years of distinguished service as a member and secretary-treasurer of the Blackstock Farmer and Agribusiness Chapter. He

Farmer Share of Food Dollar Rises Slightly

Farmers are seeing a small increase in income for the first time in nine years according to a report from USDA. For each dollar spent on domestically-produced food, U.S. farmers received 14.6 cents for farm commodity sales during 2018. The

China Wants More Hog Production, Still Seeing New ASF Cases

The Chinese government is looking closely at African Swine Fever prevention measures, even as it pushes farmers to restore hog production to achieve its intended targets. Reuters reports that despite improvement in China’s containment of ASF, it still will take

NSP Predicts More Sorghum Acres than USDA Estimate

The Prospective Planting report released this week by the Department of Agriculture indicates an 11 percent increase in sorghum acres for 2020, but National Sorghum Producers says there is greater opportunity for increased sorghum acres in the United States for

Five Tips to Staying Calm During COVID-19 Pandemic

During this time of uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s easy to have feelings of stress and anxiety of the unknown, especially as it relates to agriculture. Some farmers are worried about not having guest workers to help plant and

Are Supermarkets an Endangered Species?

Some new consumer surveys show some interesting and sometimes amusing trends in food shopping. Do those trends spell the end of the supermarket as we know it? Gary Crawford hears from an expert on this edition of Agriculture USA.

Perspectives on Regenerative Agriculture

One of the new buzzwords in farming is “regenerative” ag. but how it’s defined differs among those involved in this form of sustainability. Rod Bain reports.

From Vodka to Hand Sanitizer

It’s not easy to make the switch from fuel or liquor to making hand sanitizer, but one Durham distiller has done just that. Mike Davis has this report.

National Average Gas Price Drops Below $2.00

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The U.S. national average for gasoline has fallen to $1.99 per gallon, the first time since March 23, 2016. Gasoline prices have continuously dropped nationwide since February 20, 2020 as the coronavirus crushes the demand for oil and lockdowns reduce

Hogs Reports Shows Growth

As of March 1, the U.S. inventory of hogs and pigs was 77.6 million head. That’s up four percent from one year ago and down one percent from December of 2019. The breeding hog inventory at 6.3 million was up