Monthly Archives: October 2021
Monthly Archives: October 2021

Report: Ag Productivity Not Meeting 2050 Goals

An annual Virginia Tech report shows agriculture is behind the pace necessary to meet the world’s productivity needs in 2050. The 2021 Global Agricultural Productivity Report says global productivity growth needs to accelerate at all production scales to meet consumers’ …

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The 2021 World Food Prize Celebration

The annual events surrounding the presentation of what is known as “The Nobel Prize of Food and Agriculture” make for a week-long celebration of efforts in the realm of improving global food security. Rod Bain recaps this year’’s World Food …

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Commentary: Who Will Pay for the $2 Trillion Infrastructure Project?

by Dr. Glenn Mollette If you are making less than $40,000 a year then you probably don’t care that single people making over $523,601 pay 37% of their income in federal taxes. Married people filing jointly making over $628,301 also …

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SC Commissioner Weathers: Ag Council Fall Tour

The South Carolina Agricultural Council held its Fall Ag Tour on last Thursday. Commissioner Hugh Weathers is here to give us more information. The Ag Council usually holds two tours a year, one in the Spring and one in the …

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NC Commissioner Troxler: “Worth the Wait” State Fair a Success

RALEIGH – The 2021 N.C. State Fair wrapped up a successful return with: over 819,000 fairgoers in attendance, nearly 314,000 pounds of canned goods donated during Smithfield Foods Hunger Relief Day and more than million smiles recorded.        Other …

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Southeastern Farmer of the Year Bob Hall

A highlight of the Sunbelt Agricultural Exposition each year is the naming of the Swisher Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year. After an intensive judging process, the ten state winners were narrowed to the overall winner. And during the annual Willie …

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Ag Groups Object to EPA Chlorpyrifos Rule

A large coalition of agriculture groups wrote to the Environmental Protection Agency asking it to postpone revocation of chlorpyrifos until it can consider their formal objections to the rule. Allison Crittenden, American Farm Bureau Federation Congressional Relations Director, says the …

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USDA Conducting First Major Hemp Survey in Decades

USDA is conducting its first comprehensive survey of U.S. hemp growers in at least six decades. Gary Crawford has more.

Beef Industry Groups United Behind Cattle Contract Library Act

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association is pleased that the Cattle Contract Library Act was introduced in Congress last week. The bipartisan legislation is sponsored by South Dakota Republican Dusty Johnson and Texas Democrat Henry Cuellar. Tanner Beymer, the Director of …

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Thursday a Busy Day for House Ag Committee

The House Agriculture Committee on Thursday moved several bills through the committee, including the Cattle Contract Library Act. The legislation, announced earlier this week, saw wide support from the agriculture industry. “The bill we’ve passed today is just one piece …

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