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Warning Signs Loom in Dairy Markets

A dairy market expert says there are warning signs in the market for 2021. Bryan Doherty of Total Farm Marketing says its production. “If you really stop and look at production capability that our producers today have versus, even a

2021 N.C. Boll Weevil Assessment Remains at 75 Cents/acre

RALEIGH — The board of the Boll Weevil Eradication Foundation of North Carolina has set the 2021 boll weevil assessment at 75 cents per acre of cotton. The amount remains the same as in 2020. The fee supports the foundation’s

The Economic Perspective: “Is Failure a Part of Success?”

Mary: I’m Mary Walden with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective. Today’s program asks, is failure a part of success. Mike, people are always looking for advice about being successful in the economic world. You have the results

N.C. A&T’s 35th Annual Small Farms Week Set for March 21-27

The week’s events will be virtual this year  EAST GREENSBORO, N.C. (March 2, 2021) – North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University’s annual tribute to small-scale agriculture will begin March 21 and will feature educational programs, panel discussions, and the unveiling of a new Small Farmer of the Year.

ACRE Seeks Entrepreneurs in Agriculture

COLUMBIA — Home-grown innovators could get business mentoring and funding through a program aimed at helping South Carolina agribusinesses. The Agribusiness Center for Research and Entrepreneurship (ACRE) at the South Carolina Department of Agriculture will accept applications for its 2021 Advanced Entrepreneurship program through

SC Commissioner Hugh Weathers: NASDA Winter Policy

Last week, the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) held its Winter Policy Conference. Here to tell us more is SC Ag Commissioner Hugh Weathers. This event is always a good opportunity to check in on what’s happening

USDA’s Ag Research Service Points to Some Top Programs for 2021

USDA’s Agricultural Research Service has a full plate of programs to focus on in 2021. Stephanie Ho has the story.

USDA Efforts in COVID-19 Vaccination Distribution

Personnel in some of the Agriculture Department’s mission areas are involved in planning and distribution of COVID-19 vaccinations. Rod Bain reports.

The Economic Perspective: “Can the Relief Plan Be Too Big?”

Mary: I’m Mary Walden, with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective. Today’s program asks, can the relief plan be too big. Mike, another Covid-19 relief plan is working its way through Congress. However, there’s been a debate about

Corn and Wheat Exports Sales Drop to Marketing Year Lows

USDA says export sales of corn and wheat dropped to marketing-year lows last week while soybean sales plunged. Corn sales to overseas buyers dropped to 453,300 metric tons in the seven days that ended on February 18. That’s down 55