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Larry Wooten: The Farm to Fork Disconnect

(The following commentary is by North Carolina Farm Bureau President Larry Wooten. The views expressed are those of the author and not necessarily those of the Southern Farm Network,, or Curtis Media Group.) The Farm to Fork Disconnect

Economist Mike Walden: Do Workplace Wellness Programs Work?

There are many efforts to motivate people to take better care of themselves.  For example, some businesses offer exercise and other programs geared to a healthy lifestyle.   Do we have any evidence these programs work? the Affordable Care Act provided

Administration Halts Tariffs While Talks Progress with China

The United States has put a hold on $150 billion in threatened tariffs on Chinese goods while the two countries continue to negotiate a deal to reduce America’s trade deficit that could include China agreeing to increase U.S. agricultural imports.

Farm Income, Credit Weakening


Farm income and credit conditions continued to weaken in the first quarter of 2018, but at a slower pace than in previous quarters. According to the Tenth District Survey of Agricultural Credit Conditions, compiled by the Kansas City Federal Reserve

John Block: Trade and the Farm Bill


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House Defeats Farm Bill…for now…


House Republicans fell short of the needed simple majority vote needed to pass their go-it-alone 2018 farm bill, after conservatives revolted when GOP leaders refused to give them an early vote on tough immigration reforms.

Aquaculture Sector Expecting Demand Growth


One sector of U.S. agriculture will see a growth in demand over the next couple decades. Cindy Sandoval, a cmmunications specialist for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, says the aquaculture tide is rising.

Market Outlook for Corn and Soybeans


Farmers are nearing the end of the spring planting season and they are turning their attention again to the marketplace. Todd Gleason has more on how one agricultural economist sees prices playing out for the year.

NCGA Statement on House Failure to Pass Farm Bill

(WASHINGTON) May 18, 2018 – North Dakota farmer Kevin Skunes, president of the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), made the following statement after the House failed to pass the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 (H.R. 2). “Passing a farm bill

ASA Disappointed in House Failure to Pass Farm Bill

WASHINGTON (May 18, 2018)— The American Soybean Association (ASA) expressed deep disappointment with the U.S. House of Representatives failure today to pass H.R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018. ASA calls on the U.S. House of Representatives to