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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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Vaccines Can Prevent Farm Downtime This Fall

The COVID-19 vaccine safety and efficacy are testament to the science behind its development and farm groups are urging farmers and ranchers to trust the science, just like they do for their animals and crops. Last month, a group of …

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ASF Action Week: There’s a Lot to Lose

This week, pork producers can learn about African swine fever prevention, preparedness and response during USDA’s Animal Plant Health Inspection Service ASF Action Week. Register for the upcoming webinars by visiting aphis.usda.gov. Dr. Patrick Webb, Acting Chief Veterinarian for the …

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Administration Looking into What’s Behind Big Hikes in Meat Prices

Are consumers paying a fair price for meat products? Are farmers getting a fair price for their livestock? Gary Crawford has this report.

USDA to Survey NC Farm Chemical Use and Production Costs

Raleigh, NC – September 15, 2021 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will gather information about production practices from producers across North Carolina, as part of the 2021 Agricultural Resource Management Survey (ARMS). “ARMS is …

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CRP Acres Doubles over Last Year

Compared to last year, the USDA doubled the number of acres in the CRP Grassland Signup period by enrolling 2.5 million acres. Gloria Montaño-Green, USDA Deputy Undersecretary for Farm Production and Conservation, says the Grassland acres helped the total CRP …

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We’re Drinking More Coffee, Consuming More Caffeine

We’re drinking more and more coffee and consuming more and more caffeine. This trend has both positive and negative aspects. Gary Crawford explores both on this edition of Agriculture USA.

ASF Action Week Webinars Continuing

African swine fever is a very real threat to U.S. pork producers. This week, producers can learn more about ASF through a series of webinars hosted by USDA’s Animal Plant Health Inspection Service. Associate Administrator at USDA APHIS Dr. Jack …

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Vilsack Talks Ida, Infrastructure, Trade

Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack recently held a lengthy press conference with reporters to cover a wide variety of topics important to the industry. One of the more immediate concerns is getting southern shipping ports up and running after Hurricane …

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NC Commissioner Troxler: Yields are Looking Up in the September Forecast

The National Agricultural Statistics Service recently released its September crop production estimates and yield is projected up from the August forecast for corn and cotton. Yields of tobacco, corn, cotton, soybeans and peanuts are projected to be above 2020 numbers …

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