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USDA Announces Aid Package for NC, Southern Farmers Hurt by Hurricanes

Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue says his agency is making $800 million available to agricultural producers in North Carolina, Alabama, Florida, and Georgia, who were affected by Hurricanes Michael and Florence. These state block grants are part of a larger $3

Commissioner Hugh Weathers: Veteran Farmers

Yesterday was Veteran’s Day, which means celebrating all of those who have served our country. Commissioner Hugh Weathers is here to tell us more about how the South Carolina Department of Agriculture services and celebrates veteran farmers. Not only is

Veterans turned Farmers thru the NC Farm School

A growing number of military veterans are exploring farming and homesteading, and the North Carolina Farm School is helping them do that. Mike Davis reports. Thanks to Dee Shore at the NC State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

September Beef Exports Steady; Pork Higher but Pace Slowing

September exports of U.S. beef were steady with last year’s volume, but the export value was trending lower. That’s according to USDA data compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation. Pork exports were above last year’s levels in September but

NPPC Launches USMCA Pork Campaign

The National Pork Producers council have launched a campaign to highlight the importance and benefits of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement. The “It’s Pork O’ Clock Somewhere,” campaign focuses on pork and the many ways it’s enjoyed across North America. NPPC

Pumpkin Pie Panic (no, not really a panic)

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We are past Halloween Jack-O-Lantern time, but we are just starting prime time for pumpkin and pumpkin pie. Gary Crawford has this report.  

China, U.S., Strike Tariff Rollback Agreement

The U.S. and China will roll back tariffs if they strike a preliminary deal, a move requested by China before signing a phase one trade agreement. The signing of the agreement may be now delayed until next month, but the

USDA Finds Genetic Path to Double Sorghum Yield

Scientists with the Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service have discovered genes in sorghum that can double the amount of grain the plant produces. Their findings, spelled out in a series of papers, are based on years of research that

New York Police Mistake Hemp Shipment as Marijuana

Police in New York last week intercepted and seized a shipment of organic hemp, allegedly mistaking it for marijuana. Vermont’s NBC-5 reports Fox Holler Farms of New Haven, Vermont, took a 106 lbs. shipment of organic hemp to FedEx, and

Farm Workforce Modernization Act Getting Mixed Reviews

Legislation introduced in the House of Representatives seeks to improve farm labor regulations, but it is getting mixed reviews from farm groups. Mike Davis reports.