After a wet winter, Many areas of the Carolinas are now experiencing a lack of soil moisture according to NC Assistant state climatologist Corey Davis.
Soil Moisture Becoming an Issue Again
John R. Block Reports from Washington April 30, 2021 “Farming Today”
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Biden Plans to Protect Farms from Elimination of “Stepped-Up” Basis
Ahead of Wednesday night’s joint session of Congress address by President Joe Biden, the White House released details of the American Families Plan, including Biden’s intention to end some tax breaks to pay for the package, including stepped-up basis. But …
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Mexico’s Supreme Court Overturns Ban on Fresh U.S. Potato Imports
Industry Groups encourage Mexico regulators to immediately begin rulemaking process to allow for the importation of fresh U.S. potatoes throughout the country WASHINGTON – Today, April 28, 2021, the Mexican Supreme Court ruled by a unanimous vote of five to zero …
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Chinese Ag Purchases are Strong, But How Long Will It Last?
2020 was an interesting year when it came to trade between the United States and China. Late in 2020, China began purchasing large quantities of American agricultural goods while attempting to meet the obligations of the Phase One Trade Agreement. …
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Expanding Offerings and Incentives in CRP
The Agriculture Department recently announced an increased enrollment cap and new and expanded incentives within its Conservation Reserve Program. Rod Bain reports.
American Connection Corps Promoting Rural Broadband
Getting broadband developed throughout rural America is a priority for the American Farm Bureau Federation. AFBF Congressional Relations Director Emily Buckman says rural residents, along with farmers and ranchers, need access to broadband connections. “We’ve heard the phrase multiple times, …
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Innovations to Advance Wildfire Prevention and Suppression
The Chief of the U.S. Forest Service recently discussed some of the technological and strategic advances designed to combat and reduce wildfire activity. Rod Bain reports.
School Re-opening: A Tense Time of Transition for Young Children
Parents may praise the re-opening of schools and day care centers, but young children may have different feelings. Gary Crawford has more.
A Focus on Cow and Carcass Can Coexist
A live calf is priority number one. But a live calf that stands out for excellence for all of its life and legacy? That’s the pinnacle. “If they don’t get bred, it doesn’t matter how good their EPD for any …
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