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Clemson Student Studies Major Disease in Hopes of Bringing Relief to Peach Industry

by Denise Attaway, Clemson University CLEMSON – Bacterial spot has threatened South Carolina peaches for as long as anyone can remember, but a Clemson University student is hoping his research can bring some relief to the peach industry. Brodie Cox,

Troxler Announces He Will Seek Re-Election

Browns Summit, NC – November 25, 2019 – North Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture Steve Troxler has announced he will seek his fifth term of office. Troxler heads up the NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, the largest of any Council

Commission says Mexican Tomato Imports Threaten Domestic Production

The U.S. International Trade Commission ruled Friday that Mexican tomato imports threaten local production. That decision comes after the U.S. Commerce Department had already determined that Mexican tomatoes were likely to be sold at an unfairly low price as they

Stuffing a Turkey and other Thanksgiving Food Safety No-No’s

This Thanksgiving many people will likely end up sick because of some very common turkey cooking mistakes. Gary Crawford has more.  

Michigan Becomes Fifth State as Cage-Free

A new law says the 15 million egg-laying hens in Michigan’s poultry flocks will have to lay their eggs in cage-free housing systems before 2025. Michigan Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist has signed the legislation last week as Governor Gretchen Whitmer

Farmers Employing More Farm Workers, Paying Higher Wages

U.S. farmers are hiring more laborers than they were a year ago and they’re paying higher wages too, according to a new report by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Farm operators directly employed 809,000 workers during the week of October

Turkey—To Thaw or not to Thaw

If you are getting a frozen turkey ready for Thanksgiving, here are some thawing tips that can save time and make things safe. Gary Crawford has more.

Democrats Walking Back USMCA Ratification Outlook

2019 is quickly coming to an end with no guarantee if the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement will be passed. Some lawmakers are suggesting keeping the House in session an extra week to finish business before Christmas. But some Democrats are not throwing

ASA Leaders Visit Hill to Urge Congress to Pass USMCA Now

Soybean farmers are confident Congress can pass the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) by year-end. To encourage the process and show support of the agreement, farmer leaders from throughout the nation’s 30 soybean-producing states headed to Capitol Hill this week to

New Soy-based Motor Oil Now Available Online

America’s drivers have a new choice that unites performance and sustainability at a competitive cost, according to the United Soybean Board. Biosynthetic® Technologies’ biobased synthetic motor oil, using high oleic soybean oil from U.S. soybeans, is now on commercial shelves.