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Trump Asking Japan to Purchase U.S. Ag Products

President Trump is asking Japan to purchase U.S. farm products as the two nations seek a small trade deal including agriculture. Trump asked Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to buy a “huge amount” of U.S. wheat and soybeans as the

Trump Delays Tariff Hike Until December

The Trump administration will delay part of a planned tariff increase on China until December 15, 2019. U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer says certain products are even being removed from the tariff list based on health, safety, national security and

Sweet Potato Sweepstakes

Looking for foods to help keep you cool in the heat of mid-summer? Here’s one you probably wouldn’t think of. Gary Crawford has more with  Kelly Mciver of the North Carolina Sweet Potato Commission and Sylvia Clark with the Mississippi

Crop Production Report Lowers Soybean Production 19 Percent

Monday’s Crop Production report from the Department of Agriculture predicts a 19 percent drop in soybean production and a decrease of four percent in corn production from last year, forecast at 13.9 billion bushels. Area for soybean harvest is forecast

“Menu Engineering”

Have you ever considered the thought process behind how a restaurant menu is put together? Stephanie Ho tells you about it.

Commissioner Steve Troxler: NC Sees First EEE Case for 2019

We recently saw the first case of EEE in the state in an unvaccinated four-year old mare in Cumberland County. The horse had to be euthanized – a somber reminder to vaccinate your equine. We recently saw the first case

Add Russia and Moldova to ASF Victims

African swine fever continues its conquest of eastern Europe and Asia, now claiming outbreaks in Moldova and Russia. Porkbusiness.com reports that ASF claimed three more pigs in an outbreak in Cantemir near the border with Romania. Moldova has reported outbreaks

Trade Lawyer Details the Sticking Points Between the U.S. and China

After the most recent round of trade negotiations, China and the United States are once again going back and forth with more tariff threats. SFN’s Mike Davis talks with Dan Ujczo, an international trade lawyer, to dive deep on what

Peterson: Farmers Don’t Want to Get Their Revenue From Government

Farmers in Minnesota voiced their frustrations at a listening session with Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and House Ag Chairman Collin Peterson. The event, hosted by Peterson at Minnesota’s Farmfest this week, allowed Perdue to an earful from farmers questioning farm

Rains Not Enough to Move Drought Monitor

Last week’s rains helped, but were insufficient to make a dent in the dry conditions across the region, according to climatologist Corey Davis.