Monthly Archives: September 2021
Monthly Archives: September 2021

Vilsack Building Climate Smart Ag Coalition to Counter EU

Fresh off a meeting with the G20 Ag Ministers in Florence, Italy, Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack spoke at the Agri-Pulse and Kansas City Agribusiness Council Ag Outlook Forum. He told the audience that his trip to Italy was important for …

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A Center of Excellence for Bison Studies

Stakeholders in the bison industry have joined forces to develop a research center studying specific issues – with help from a USDA and a Farm Bill program. Rod Bain reports.

A Hint of Optimism in Latest USDA Hog and Pig Inventory Report

What’s ahead for the pork sector in the next year? Gary Crawford has this report.

Mushrooms for Fun and Food

The past year and a half has generated a lot of new interests and hobbies as people looked to keep themselves occupied during the pandemic. A gentleman in Durham, NC turned his attention toward…a fungus. Ava Pukatch has more.

Why Farms are Hard to Finance

Over the long-haul people that buy farms can expect them to return between ten and eleven percent on their investment. Still, that probably will take a couple of decades. Farmers live poor and die rich. Most in agriculture have heard …

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Reducing Wasted Food is Growing U.S. and Global Priority

Reducing wasted food is a growing priority both in the United States, and around the world. Stephanie Ho has the story.

Pandemic Relief Efforts for Producers and Workers of Farm, Food, and Forest

With several in the farm, food, and forest sectors experiencing economic challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Agriculture Department offers aid through various and specific programs. Rod Bain looks at some of these offerings within this suite of pandemic …

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U.S. Hog, Cattle on Feed Inventories Decline

United States inventory of all hogs and pigs on September 1, 2021, was 75.4 million head, ¬†down four percent from 2020, but up one percent from June 2021, according to USDA’s monthly Cattle on Feed report and the Quarterly Hogs …

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NC Commissioner Troxler: Ag Research Station News

Big happenings with research stations.Thanks to a public-private partnership, John Deere will be loaning new tractors to two of our research stations to help with research crops. Case IH has a similar program that also allows local college students to …

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SC Commissioner Weathers: Fall Plant Festivals are Underway!

Fall is officially here, and that means the annual fall plant and flower festivals hosted by the SC Department of Agriculture are coming up! SC Commissioner Weathers Hugh is here to tell us more. Our fall festivals are starting soon …

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