Monthly Archives: July 2022
Monthly Archives: July 2022

Grain Storage a Key Component of a Successful Crop

Achieving a successful grain crop requires skilled management throughout the growing season. Greg Trame is director of technology sales with GSI. He says proper grain storage is equally important to protect the quality and value of that crop. “For years, …

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Another Rise in the Food Price Forecast

USDA has raised its forecast for 2022 retail food prices. Gary Crawford has more.

Hill Outlines Priorities for Pork Board

In June, Heather Hill was elected to serve as the president of the board of directors for the National Pork Board. As the fifth generation works on her family operation in Greenfield, Indiana, Hill’s priority is working for the next …

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NC Northeast Ag Field Day To Focus on Corn, Soybeans

The NC Northeast Ag Expo is a red-letter day for farmers and others in the 6-county region and beyond. It gets underway Thursday morning (July 28) in Camden. Mike Davis gets details with Camden County Extension Director Austin Brown. For …

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Keith Allen Named SC Farmer of the Year

Keith Allen of Latta has been named the South Carolina Farmer of the Year by the Swisher/Sunbelt Ag Expo. Keith went to Clemson University, earning a BS degree in 1978 in Agricultural Mechanization and Business. It was a momentous year …

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Miss US Ag People’s Choice Winner Keeps On Smiling, Sending Hope Amid Challenges

A young woman from North Carolina was just named the winner of the Miss United States Agriculture People’s Choice Award. But as Mike Davis found out, this was just another in a long list of challenges that 22-year-old Katie Haynes …

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Meet the Air Force of Agriculture

Some of the most skillful and professional pilots in the country are not employed by the military or the major airlines. They’re employed by farmers. Gary Crawford gives us a look at the modern agricultural aviation industry on this aerial …

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Time to Nominate FSA County Committee Members

The nomination deadline is August 1 for potential candidates in this year’s Farm Service Agency County Committee elections. Rod Bain reports.

USDA Begins Issuing Payments for Spot Market Hog Pandemic Program

USDA is increasing the amount of funding available for the Spot Market Hog Pandemic Program and expects to issue approximately $62.8 million in assistance payments to producers this week. “In order to provide more targeted support to hog producers affected …

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Poultry Producers Settle Claims on Unfair Worker Treatment

Three of the biggest poultry processors in the U.S. will settle claims by the Justice Department over their alleged efforts to work together to drive down employee compensation. Reuters reports that Cargill, Sanderson Farms, and Wayne Farms have agreed to …

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