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Commissioner Hugh Weathers: Commissioner’s Cup BBQ Cook-off This Saturday

The 7th Annual Commissioners Cup BBQ Cook-off and Festival is happening again this weekend. SC Ag Commissioner Hugh Weathers is here to tell us about this event and some updates on what is new this year The 7thannual Commissioner’s Cup BBQ

Feds Seize 1 Million Pounds of Chinese Pork at N.J. Port

U.S. federal agents intercepted and seized 1 million pounds of Chinese pork last week in the largest seizure of agricultural products in the nation’s history. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials raided pork in more than 50 containers. Authorities fear

China Makes Largest U.S. Pork Buy since 2017

Chinese buyers made the country’s largest purchase of U.S. pork in almost two years last week despite hefty import tariffs, as the country grapples with the continued spread of African swine fever, Reuters reported. China bought 23,800 metric tons of U.S. pork

Bill to Help 4-H and FFA Students Keep More Income

A recently introduced House bill is designed to put more money in the pockets of young people in agriculture, allowing 4-H and FFA students ages 21 and younger to keep more of the modest income they earn. The Student Agriculture

Study Highlights Agriculture’s Role in U.S. Economy

A new study shows that agriculture plays a big role in the success of the overall U.S. economy. More than one-fourth of the nation’s job total and more than one-fifth of the nation’s economy are tied, either directly or indirectly,

U.S. Ethanol Consumption Drops for First Time in 20 Years

Between 2017 and 2018, U.S. ethanol consumption dropped for the first time in two decades. The Renewable Fuels Association says the decline follows years of rising numbers of waivers being handed out to oil refiners by the Environmental Protection Agency

Bomb Cyclone Clobbers Farm Country

An intense winter storm known in weather-forecasting lingo as a “bomb cyclone” of snow and wind stranded a large number of drivers and shut down roads across the Rockies and Plains States. The storm even reached as far south as


This spring promises to be a challenge, with less than ideal conditions. Micheal Clements reports.

Ag Groups Wary of Farm Program Cuts

The American Farm Bureau and nearly 200 other farm groups have given a ‘thumbs down’ to more farm program budget cuts in fiscal year 2020, in a letter to congressional budget writers. AFBF’s Andrew Walmsley says it’s not just about

Brexit and a Potential U.S./ U.K. Trade Agreement

What does a United Kingdom insider say about Brexit and a possible ag trade deal between his nation and ours? Rod Bain reports.