Monthly Archives: April 2021
Monthly Archives: April 2021

Bringing USDA Conservation Programs to the Climate Smart Ag Forefront

Part of the Agriculture Department’s strategy to advance climate smart agriculture was revealed recently through updates in some of its popular conservation programs. Stephanie Ho and Rod Bain look at the details of climate smart ag within the Conservation Reserve …

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Growing a Garden is a Growing Pastime

It began in the height of the pandemic last year and is continuing in 2021: A growing interest in home gardening. Gary Crawford has more.

SC Commissioner Hugh Weathers: Peanuts to Legislators

This week, the SC Department of Agriculture will be delivering some South Carolina grown and made boiled peanuts to legislators. Here to tell us more is SC Ag Commissioner Hugh Weathers. Tomorrow, Heritage Peanut Company will be delivering some of …

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NC Commissioner Steve Troxler: Phase 3 of IMPEC Grants Being Offered

Independent meat and seafood processors have until May 14 to apply for Phase 3 of the Increasing Meat Production, Efficiency and Capacity grant program. A total of $6 million is available through the program, and can include value-added projects. Earlier …

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Zoom Series Offers Information on Going Organic

The Organic Crop Improvement Association will host an “Organic Farm Starts Series” in May. Mike Davis reports. OCIA’s “Organic Farm Starts Series” will be Tuesday, May 4th from noon-3pm (CST). Anyone can register to attend through the website at ocia.org.

U.S.-Canada Border Restrictions Drag on, Trade Remains

The world’s longest undefended border is now one month into its second year of restricted access. Those persons crossing the Canada-US border must fall within essential work and travel categories, and it’s been this way since March 21st of last …

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Commentary: You Have Medical Rights by Dr. Glenn Mollette

You don’t have to stay in the nursing home if you don’t want to. If you can manage to get out and have a place to go then it’s your life. Even if you want to spend your remaining days …

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NC Agricultural Sciences Center named for longtime Ag Commissioner Steve Troxler

RALEIGH – Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler was recently honored by the N.C. General Assembly and Governor Roy Cooper by the passage and signing of HB 137 that named the new Agricultural Sciences Center in Raleigh the Steve Troxler Agricultural Sciences …

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Celebrate South Carolina’s Official State Snack

COLUMBIA – Whether ladled out of a crock pot in a gas station or bought in a brown paper bag from a roadside vendor, boiled peanuts are an essential and delicious part of South Carolina culture. The S.C. General Assembly designated …

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Awards to Advance Ag Innovation Tools and Tech

USDA recently awarded grants to land-grant university research focusing on ag innovation tools and tech you may have never heard of. Rod Bain reports.