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Industrial Hemp Could Provide Farmers with New Opportunity

Hemp industry research suggests industrial hemp could provide a multi-billion-dollar market for U.S. farmers. Micheal Clements reports.

American Bankers Association Offers Tips for Strong Ag Marketing Plans

A strong marketing plan is the key for success for farmers dealing with depressed prices, according to the American Bankers Association. A tip-sheet released by the association offers farmers a few simple tips to develop and maintain a solid marketing

It’s Sweet Potato Time

Besides turkey, there’s one other food that really comes to the top of the holiday meal menu. Gary Crawford has this report.

Economist Mike Walden: Florence’s Impact on Jobs

This is Mary Walden with economist MW welcoming you to the economic perspective. Today’s program looks at Florence’s impact on jobs.  Mike, we now have the initial state jobs report following the devastation caused by Hurricane Florence.  Did North Carolina

Espy, Hyde-Smith to Debate Ahead of Runoff

Mike Espy and Cindy-Hyde Smith of Mississippi will hold a debate November 20th at the Mississippi Farm Bureau ahead of a runoff vote for the Senate seat formerly held by Thad Cochran. The winner of the runoff will take the

Troxler: Farmers Need All $250 Million in Hurricane Aid

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – North Carolina Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler says his agency needs the full $250 million he requested for cash payments to farmers with destroyed crops and dead livestock from Hurricane Florence and another storm. The General Assembly

USMEF, NPB, USDA Launch Pork 2040

The National Pork Board, the U.S. Meat Export Federation and the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that they will engage in a foresight-based marketing study called Pork 2040. The study will investigate changing consumer attitudes and trends in developed and

Time for Farm Bill Passage in Lame Duck?

The prospect of getting a farm bill finished in the lame duck session appears low, as there is much the conference committee must agree on. Lawmakers returned to work this week with a busy lame duck session in store and

Poultry Worker Safety Record Continues to Improve

Occupational injuries and illnesses in the poultry slaughter and processing workforce have fallen by 83 percent over the last 20 years. According to the 2017 Injury and Illness Report released by the Department of Labor, the decline is continuing. The

Rural Population Growing Again

The decline in the nation’s rural population which was first noted in 2010 has begun to reverse, according to the USDA. The Economic Research Service at USDA made that announcement in its annual report titled “Rural America at a Glance.”