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USDA Reopens CFAP2 Enrollment

The Department of Agriculture reopened the signup window for the CFAP 2, the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program, on Monday. CFAP 2 provides financial assistance that gives producers the ability to absorb increased marketing costs associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. Producers

U.S. Hemp Seed Production Increasing

Hemp cultivated for seed and grain comprised approximately ten percent of 2020 total U.S. acreage, approximately 14,000 acres, according to data provided by Hemp Benchmarks. By comparison, Canadian cultivators grew more than five times that acreage, beyond 75,000 acres, the

Fuel Prices Stabilize as OPEC Increases May Oil Production

For the third consecutive week, the national average price of gasoline dropped, declining 0.4 cents to $2.86 per gallon, according to GasBuddy. The national average stands 9.9 cents higher than a month ago and nearly 96 cents higher than a

USDA Announces Funding Available to Organizations to Assist Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers under Pandemic Assistance for Producers Initiative

WASHINGTON, April 5, 2021— The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) today announced the availability of $2 million to establish partnerships with organizations to provide outreach and technical assistance to socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers. The funding

SC Farmers Excited for 2021 Growing Season

COLUMBIA — After a difficult year, South Carolinians can look forward to the simple pleasures of juicy red strawberries, sweet watermelons, refreshing cucumbers, ripe peaches, fresh butter beans, vibrant basil and many other South Carolina crops. It’s spring, and specialty

SC Commissioner Hugh Weathers: Plant and Flower Shows

Spring has officially arrived and in South Carolina, that means Plant and Flowers shows at State Farmers Markets. Here to tell us more is SC Ag Commissioner Hugh Weathers. Warmer weather is here and it’s time to get back in

NC Commissioner Steve Troxler: NASS Releases 2021 Planting Intentions; COVID Vaccines; and QLA Deadline is Friday

The National Agricultural Statistics Service recently released planting intentions for 2021. Those numbers point to more cotton, peanuts and soybeans being grown this year. Flue-cured tobacco and winter wheat acreage expected to remain unchanged. Corn acres are expected to be

Focusing on Veterinarian Mental Health

Just like a farmer, the stresses of being a veterinarian can take its toll on someone. For the past several years, the industry has focused on helping improve the wellbeing of veterinarians. Dr. Jamie Pribyl, a veterinarian with Boehringer Ingelheim

Wetlands More Important than Most People Realize

More Americans are aware of the benefits of wetlands, but we are still losing wetlands at an alarming pace. Gary Crawford has more.

Commentary: Violence in America, Don’t Be Surprised

by Dr. Glenn Mollette The most recent attack at the United States Capitol will most likely insure a permanent fence and additional security. The attack which resulted in the loss of life for a long serving Capitol police officer and