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SC Ag Commissioner Encourages Eligible Workers to Get Vaccinated

COLUMBIA — With South Carolina preparing to expand COVID-19 vaccine availability, Commissioner of Agriculture Hugh Weathers is urging those in the food and agriculture sector to step up and be vaccinated when they are eligible. The South Carolina Department of Health

The Economic Perspective: “Hiring College Graduates”

Mary: I’m Mary Walden, with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective. Today’s program looks at hiring college graduates. Mike, this has been a challenging year for college students. Even in the best of times, not all college graduates

2021 Got to Be NC Festival canceled

RALEIGH – Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler has announced the cancellation of the 2021 Got to Be NC Festival citing the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. “We are making progress in the state getting people vaccinated against this deadly virus, but we still

Bad Mouthing that Tax Refund

While you may love getting a tax refund, most financial advisors say it’s not a great idea. Gary Crawford has this report.

Soy Checkoff Strategizing for Future Investments

Farmer-leaders of the United Soybean Board met recently to define future strategies for the organization focused on strengthening the value and demand of U.S. soy. Each year, the 78 USB Directors determine where to invest checkoff dollars to maximize farmers’

Commentary: John R. Block Reports from Washington March 3, 2021 “Equality”

Hello everybody out there in farm country.  This radio commentary is brought to you by the National Corn Growers Association, CropLife America, and Renewable Fuels Association.  They are all friends, supporters, and allies of a healthy farm economy and prosperous

The Economic Perspective: “Reducing Health Care Costs”

Mary: This is Mary Walden with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective. Today’s program looks at reducing health care costs. Mike, the affordability of health care is a continuing issue in our country. Solutions tend to focus on

Friday is Deadline for QLA Signup

RALEIGH — Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler reminds growers that time is running out to apply for assistance through the USDA’s Quality Loss Adjustment Program. The deadline to apply is March 5. “Many growers, including tobacco growers, may not even know

Transforming Trash to Treasure

Some innovative entrepreneurs are making new food and drink products from materials that up to now have been considered waste. Gary Crawford has two examples on this edition of Agriculture USA.

A Unique Alliance in Climate Smart Ag Efforts

A coalition of farm and environmental groups among others have joined to address climate concerns and promote climate smart agriculture. Rod Bain reports.