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2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season Active So Far

This year’s Atlantic hurricane season has been an active one, yet that may come as a surprise to some. Rod Bain reports.

African Swine Fever Confirmed in Haiti

The World Organization for Animal Health says it has confirmed finding African swine fever in Haiti. Haiti borders the Dominican Republic, which confirmed the virus was in-country this summer. The farm in Haiti with confirmed African swine fever is near …

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Building a Better Beef Supply Chain

Shocks to the U.S. beef supply chain the past two years has led to discussions and study on how to improve resiliency throughout the system. Rod Bain and economic experts of the livestock sector look at ways that supply disruptions …

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What’s Next on the Covid-19 Vaccination Front?

What’s next on the Covid-19 vaccination front? Medical experts are trying to answer that and many other questions. Gary Crawford has more. 

Developing ASF Action Plans

Last week was The USDA ASF Action Week with daily educational webinars focusing on prevention, preparation and response. Dr. Pam Zaabel, Director of Swine Health for the National Pork Board, urged producers to implement and train specific biosecurity protocols. “To …

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Midlands Fall Plant and Flower Festival Returns

WEST COLUMBIA – Mark your calendars for this year’s Fall Plant and Flower Festival at the South Carolina State Farmers Market on October 8-10, 2021. Visitors can shop for a variety of home, yard, and garden décor, along with crafts, …

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Fall is Right Time to Add Phosphorous

Fall is a great time to add nutrients like phosphorous back into the soil. Growers know how important phosphorous is to their crops, but they may underestimate the amount of phosphorous that needs to be replaced every year with fertilizer. …

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CRP Could Help Protect Sage Grouse

Lawsuits stall debt relief for black farmers; Idaho hospitals using “critical care” protocols; grant money boosts rural towns in Utah, and more conservation acreage could protect the iconic sage grouse.

FAPRI: Farm Income Rising in 2021

The Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute released a baseline update on U.S. farm income in 2021. The report shows higher commodity prices are contributing to a sharp increase in U.S. farm income. Dr. Pat Westhoff is the Director of …

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NPB Battles Pork Myths with Hollywood Talent

The National Pork Board (NPB) is using Checkoff dollars to partner with Emmy Award-winning actor Eric Stonestreet to dispel common misconceptions about pig farming and redefine idioms and phrases heard in common language. NPB’s Senior Vice President of Communications Jacque …

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