Top Ag Headlines

Responsible Antibiotic Use in Livestock


  Antibiotic use in the livestock industry has been put under a microscope in recent years. Bob Cervera reports.

Cabbage Still Turning Heads After All these Years


There’s evidence that cabbage was cultivated as far back as 1,000 BC and cabbage is still turning heads (and noses) today. Gary Crawford has more.

Farm Bill to Get Second House Vote on June 22

The 2018 Farm Bill, which was defeated by an unlikely coalition of House Democrats and conservative Republicans last Friday, will get a second vote on June 22, according to House Majority Whip Steve Scalise. The second vote will come after

Opinion: Prepare for Increased Activist Activity in Wake of Liberation Conference

Hannah Thompson is the communications director for the Animal Agriculture Alliance.   (The views and opinions expressed in this blog are strictly those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Southern Farm Network,,

Economist Mike Walden: Developing Business Skills

Many people have a dream of opening their own business and being their own boss.  Some call this the entrepreneurial spirit.  Where does this spirit come from? can come from many places, including your childhood home for example, my paternal

Organic Sector Grows 6.4 Percent in 2017


More of America’s grocery carts were filled with organic products in 2017. The Organic Trade Association’s 2018 Industry Survey shows consumers were buying everything from organic produce and organic ice cream to organic fresh juices and organic dried beans. U.S.

Administration Focusing on Good, Not Quick, NAFTA 2.0

The U.S., Canada, and Mexico are all on separate pages when it comes to a new North American Free Trade Agreement. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says the administration is more focused on reaching a good deal rather than an immediate

House Farm Bill Dormant Amid Immigration Dispute

House Republican leadership is currently struggling with immigration issues and it’s put the House farm bill that didn’t pass on Friday right on the back burner. The House is scheduled to leave on Thursday afternoon for a week-long Memorial Day

USDA Official Hopeful by Recent Trade Advancements with China

While a trade war may be on hold between the U.S. and China, a Department of Agriculture official says the Trump administration remains ready to support farmers and ranchers, if needed. Speaking at the ONE18: The Alltech Ideas Conference, USDA

Commissioner Weathers: Homegrown by Heroes

Certified South Carolina Grown is a proud to support The Homegrown By Heroes campaign through its brand. Commissioner Hugh Weathers is here to tell us more about this partnership. Last Tuesday I was honored to attend the Veterans Harvest Dinner