Top Ag Headlines

Booker: Current Food System Fundamentally Broken

Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) says the COVID-19 pandemic has uncovered flaws in the nation’s food supply system and it is “fundamentally broken.” Addressing the National Food Policy Conference this week, the former Democratic presidential candidate said, “We simply cannot go

Lawsuit Challenges NEPA Rewrite

A coalition of environmental groups is challenging the Trump administration rewrite of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The Environmental Defense Fund, along with other organizations, call the rewrite an “attack” on Americans. Leading the legal challenge, an attorney at

NASDA: Senate Coronavirus Aid Falls Short for Agriculture

Negotiations to finalize the next coronavirus relief package in Congress are far from the finish line, and so is aid for agriculture, according to the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture. “This relief package falls short of meeting the

Grainger Named as New NC SweetPotato Executive Director

Benson, North Carolina – July 31, 2020 –The North Carolina SweetPotato Commission, Inc. today announced that Michelle L. Grainger has joined the Commission as Executive Director. With over 20 years of management experience to draw from, Michelle most recently served

Will Isaias Bring Relief to Dry Areas?

Tropical Storm Isaias may, or may not, be headed for the Carolina coast, but some farmers are hoping for relief from abnormally dry conditions. Mike Davis talks with climatologist Corey Davis for the latest.

NC State Fair Closure Hits Many in the Wallet

The cancellation of the North Carolina State Fair will impact the lives of thousands of people, including farmers, non-profit organizations, and small businesses. Mike Davis reports.

How to Snake Proof Your Home

Snakes do perform vital services for the ecology, but can be a problem if they stay next to our house. Gary Crawford has this report.

The Economic Perspective: “First Quarter GDP”

Mary:  I’m Mary Walden with economist MW welcoming you to the economic perspective. Today’s program looks at first quarter GDP.  Mike, GDP, or gross domestic product, is the gold standard in measuring the size of the economy.  The federal government

Ernst to EPA: Make E15 Available at Every Pump

Iowa Republican Senator Joni Ernst is calling on the Environmental Protection Agency to make E15 available at every U.S. gas pump, asking EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler to certify biofuel infrastructure for E15 and remove unnecessary labeling which will increase consumer

Officials say Unsolicited Seeds Could Wreak Havoc on Agriculture

Growing concerns around unsolicited seeds have prompted at least 28 states to issue warnings not to plant the seeds which have been arriving in people’s mailboxes since last week. “The last thing we want is to spread a weed, invasive