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Farm Sector Profits Forecasted to Increase in 2021

A new reports forecasts farm income this year to be the highest since 2013. A Department of Agriculture report projects farm income for 2021 to increase by $18.5 billion, or 19.5 percent. At $113.0 billion, net farm income would be …

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SC Commissioner Weathers: National Farmers Market Week

August 1st through the 7th is National Farmers Market Week. SC Ag Commissioner Hugh Weathers is here to tell us more about how South Carolina‚Äôs Farmers Markets are being recognized. This is 22nd year of this annual celebration that aims …

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A Pandemic Assistance Program for the Timber Industry

The nation’s timber industry now has its own USDA pandemic assistance program. Gary Crawford has more.

Livestock Indemnity Program Now Available for Pandemic-Impacted Producers

There is help for livestock producers who saw their livelihoods impacted by the pandemic supply chain shutdowns last year. Rod Bain reports.

NC Commissioner Troxler: New Disaster Assistance for Poultry, Livestock, Plasticulture, and Forestry Producers

The NCDA&CS received $79.6 million from USDA to assist poultry, livestock and plasticulture producers and woodland owners in 90 counties who suffered losses in 2018-2019 from Hurricanes Florence, Michael and Dorian. The application deadline is Oct. 1. The assistance will …

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SC Commissioner Weathers: ACRE Recipients

SCDA founded the Agribusiness Center for Research and Entrepreneurship (ACRE) in 2018, to help identify and nurture new ideas and agribusinesses in South Carolina. Here to tell us more about the most recent batch of ACRE award recipients is SC …

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Investing in the Nation’s Emergency Food System

The Agriculture Department is placing a significant investment in our nation’s emergency food system to build up its response and its resiliency. Rod Bain reports.

Turning Adversity into Opportunity

In the latest edition of the Farms, Food and You podcast from NC State’s College of Agriculture and Life Science, Will Kornegay and his sister Laura Hearn turned adversity into opportunity when they launched two ventures.

USDA’s WASDE Report: Sophisticated Analysis, Available to Everyone

One report USDA issues every month is the World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates, the WASDE, which includes sophisticated analysis that is available to everyone. Stephanie Ho has the story.

Study: COVID Supply Chain Issues Cost More than $11 Billion

One of the sectors of the Ag community hit especially hard during the spread of COVID-19 last year was meatpacking plants nationwide. But, according to the University of California-Davis, the impact was much more severe than initially thought. Researchers say …

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