Monthly Archives: July 2021
Monthly Archives: July 2021

House Ag Approves WHIP Reauthorization Bill

The House Agriculture Committee Tuesday approved the WHIP+ Reauthorization Act that would extend the disaster assistance program to 2020 and 2021.The legislation, passed on a voice vote, provides $8.5 billion in additional assistance through the Wildfire and Hurricanes Indemnity Program. …

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One Approach to Addressing Farm Labor Shortage

The agriculture labor force has decreased in recent years, while reliance has grown in the farm sector on migrant farm workers to handle everything from planting to harvest. Now with a shortage of available workers, stakeholders are looking at how …

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Cattle Hides in High Demand

In addition to the value of a beef carcass and the beef cuts that typically are generated from the beef carcass, there is a value of other parts of the carcass that are termed “drop credit.” This includes the value …

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An Approach to Address Farm Labor Shortage

Modernization of farm guestworker programs is among the avenues under consideration by ag stakeholders as a means to resolve a shortage of workers on the farm and ranch. Rod Bain reports.

Lack of Computer Chips Expected to Impact Agriculture into 2022

The shortage of semiconductor chips has been making news in the automotive industry for months. Instead of full lots of vehicles waiting for that all important chip, it’s having a different impact on ag equipment. Matt Ramage, vice president of …

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What to Do when a Tick Puts the Bite on You?

What should you do if a tick forms an attachment to you and puts the bite on you? Gary Crawford has advice from an expert.

NC Commissioner Troxler: Local Produce at Farmers Markets, Roadside Stands, and Grocery Stores

It’s a busy time of year for fruit and vegetable growers and you can find the efforts of their hard work at farmers markets, roadside stands and grocery stores. There’s no reason not to shop local. If consumers are looking …

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Managing Herbicide Drift in Soybeans

Farmers know that cupping of leaves in soybeans is often a sign of off-target spray applications, or herbicide drift, but what can you do to help the plant recover? Dr. Jim Smart, an agronomist with Ag Spectrum, says foliar nutrition …

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Tactics to Thwart Tick Attacks

Ticks can convey serious diseases. What can we do to reduce tick attacks? We’ll find out in this report from Gary Crawford.

SC Commissioner Weathers: Farmer’s Market Update– Summer Tasting Events

SC Ag Commissioner Hugh Weathers is here to tell us more about some fun tasting events going on at the Columbia, Pee Dee, and Greenville Farmers Markets. Throughout July and into August, our three state farmers markets have been hosting …

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