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AgCarolina Farm Credit Announces Completion of 15th Annual Ag Leadership Institute

Raleigh, NC – AgCarolina Farm Credit announces twenty-one young, beginning, and small farmers recently took part in the Ag Leadership Institute held in Raleigh, NC.  The Ag Leadership Institute features a wide range of speakers discussing many factors contributing to

President Trump Addresses Farm Bureau Convention

President Donald Trump spoke for nearly and hour at the 2019 American Farm Bureau Federation Annual Convention and IDEAg Trade Show to promote his border wall plans. You can hear his entire address here.  

New Pest Forces States to Quarantine S.C. Sweet Potatoes

A new pest detected in two farm fields in Darlington County, South Carolina has resulted in a quarantine of South Carolina sweet potatoes by Louisiana and Mississippi. Guava root-knot nematode was detected in the Darlington County fields during a routine

Shutdown Delays WOTUS Comment Period

The government shutdown is delaying the comment period for the Trump administration’s new Waters of the U.S. proposal. The Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers will delay publishing the proposed WOTUS replacement in the Federal Register until after

Increased Focus on “We Care” Commitment

The National Pork Board and other industry groups are giving added attention to sustainability in 2019. Mike Davis reports.  

U.S. Optimistic on China Trade Talks

China’s Foreign Ministry says the nation has “good faith” to resolve trade issues with the United States. Talks has begun in Beijing as the two nations look to end the trade war. On Monday, U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said

Happy Birthday, Farm Bureau!

The American Farm Bureau Federation turns 100 this year. Chad Smith has more.  

Economist Mike Walden: Will the Economy Grow in 2019?

This is Mary Walden with economist MW welcoming you to the economic perspective. Today’s program asks if the economy will grow in 2019.  Mike, it’s that time of year when economists like you make forecasts for the next year.  How

Senator Pat Roberts, Ag Chairman, to Retire in 2020

Senator Pat Roberts of Kansas has announced he will not seek re-election to the U.S. Senate in 2020 and will retire at the end of this term and the 116th Congress. The current Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman has served eight

Educating and Keeping the Talent in Rural Areas.

North Carolina’s Golden LEAF Foundation celebrates its 20th anniversary this year of growing and sustaining rural communities. Mike Davis has more.