Monthly Archives: February 2013
Monthly Archives: February 2013

Wiley will give CEFS lecture Feb. 27 in Durham

Civil rights attorney and policy advocate Maya Wiley will be the featured speaker at the Center for Environmental Farming Systems’ Annual Lecture, Feb. 27 in Durham. Wiley will speak on the topic, “Unmasking Inequities: Building Toward a More Just Food …

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Smithfield Highlights Ability to Deliver Ractopamine-Free Pork

Smithfield Foods, Inc. (NYSE:SFD) said today that the company is well positioned to meet rising demand for ractopamine-free pork, following recent announcements that China and Russia will require third party certification that pork exports are ractopamine-free. Smithfield leads the industry …

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S.C. MarketReady workshop has been canceled

The S.C. MarketReady workshop schedule for Wednesday, February 27, at the State Farmers Market has been canceled and will be rescheduled. MarketReady helps sellers of dairy products, fruits, meats, vegetables and other goods implement successful business strategies. For information, contact …

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SC Ag Commissioner Talks Feed Lab

Continuing our series with South Carolina's Ag Commissioner Hugh Weathers on the labs that SCDA operates, this week we talk about the Feed Lab.  Weathers explains that this lab operates in a two-fold capacity; farmers can send in samples for …

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Federal Sequestration will Affect All North Carolinians

NC Ag Commissioner Steve Troxler is concerned that if automatic federal budget cuts, known as sequestration are implemented on Friday, all North Carolinians could feel the affect.  One of the biggest immediate impacts is that federal meat and poultry inspectors …

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Market Summary: NC Cash Grains Follow Futures Lower

NC Board of Agriculture Meets Today; Arundo Donax on the Agenda

The NC Board of Agriculture is scheduled to meet this afternoon at 2:00 pm at the Eaddy Agronomic Services building in Raleigh. The agenda includes a report on the NCDA’s review of a request by environmental groups and a recommendation …

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Slight Increase in Capital Gains Taxes for 2013

As we heard yesterday on Inside Agriculture, with the passage of the fiscal cliff legislation on January 2nd, there were some tax changes as well. Sarah Windham, Sr. Tax Manager with Dixon, Hughes & Goodman with offices in North & …

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Smithfield Highlights Ability to Deliver Ractopamine-Free Pork

The nation’s largest hog producer and pork processor says it is well positioned to meet the increasing demand for ractopamine-free pork. Smithfield Foods says it has been leveraging its integrated platform to supply customers with ractopamine-free pork for some time. …

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NC State Economist Dr. Mike Walden – The Cost of Electronic Medical Records

A long-standing recommendation for improving our health-care system and reducing costs has been to computerize paper medical records. This could save money by reducing storage space and increase efficiency by facilitating the sharing of that information by health-care professionals. But …

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