Top Ag Headlines

We Just Had the Wettest Winter on Record


It’s raining, it’s pouring it’s snowing — and we just had the wettest US winter on record. Stephanie Ho has the story.

Bayer Giving Away Free Money to your Favorite Charity

St. LOUIS, MO – Growers, the economic drivers of our rural economies, can kick in a power thrust with the Farm for Good™ Sweepstakes, presented by Bayer. Growers now can enter for a chance to win a $5,000 donation to

NC Ag Export Seminar: Registration Ends Friday, March 22

2019 North Carolina Ag Export Seminar  Last day to register is Friday, March 22. Get your tickets today.  You are invited to join the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and the Small Business and Technology Development Center as

USDA Seeks Five Nominees for the National Organic Standards Board

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) seeks nominations of qualified individuals for five open seats on the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB). The 15-member advisory board considers and makes recommendations on the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances and other


The National Milk Producers Federation voiced strong support for the DAIRY PRIDE Act, calling it another means toward a crucial end of the mislabeling of non-dairy products as “milks” in the marketplace. NMPF CEO Jim Mulhern says the legislation “demonstrates

NPPC Releases Statement on Illegal Pork Seizure

Following last week’s discovery of an illegal shipment of pork from China, the National Pork Producers Council called prevention of the spread of African swine fever a “top priority.” “Illegal import/export activities like this can’t stand and must be met

Tentative Agreement Reached on China Trade Enforcement Mechanism

China and the U.S. have reached a tentative agreement on enforcement of a potential trade agreement between the two nations. White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said Friday the mechanism blocks Beijing from retaliating if the U.S. implements tariffs on

U.S. Likely to Battle with EU Over Ag Before Trade Talks

U.S. Trade Representative chief agriculture negotiator Gregg Doud calls European Union protectionist measures “non-science-based” and “backward-looking.” The comments signal a fight ahead between the EU and the U.S. before the two nations discuss a trade agreement, according to Bloomberg. The

Keeping an Economically Devastating Pig Disease out of the Country

USDA is stepping up its efforts to keep African swine fever out of the United States, and out of North America. Stephanie Ho has the story.

Commissioner Steve Troxler: Ag Awareness Day is Wednesday March 20

On Wednesday March 20, the agriculture community will celebrate North Carolina Ag Awareness Day with visits with legislators and a program to thank legislators for their support in 2018. Attendees can meet and park at the State Fairgrounds to ride