Monthly Archives: August 2022
Monthly Archives: August 2022

Tyson Reports Sales Slump Amid Lower Demand, Higher Costs

Reduced domestic and international demand for pork is hitting Tyson Foods, one of the nation’s top pork producers. The Arkansas-based meatpacker reported this week that the company earned approximately $25 million from its pork business for the three months ending …

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Soybean and Wheat Inspections for Overseas Delivery Rise

USDA says export inspections of soybeans and wheat rose week-to-week while corn assessments dropped during the week ending August 4. Bean inspections during the week jumped to 867,500 metric tons from almost 595,000 a week earlier. That’s also significantly higher …

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North Carolina Achieves HPAI-free Status

RALEIGH – North Carolina has been designated High Path Avian Influenza-free by the World Organization for Animal Health. This designation means that the state can resume exports and international trade for poultry products. Under WOAH guidelines, HPAI-free status can be …

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Friday WASDE to Reveal Resurveyed Late-Planted Acres

Coming up this Friday, USDA will release the August World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report. The report will also include re-survey results of acreage for North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota due to the late planting season seen earlier …

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New Program Will Bring Safe Water/Sewage Systems to Underserved Areas

Millions of Americans don’t have indoor plumbing or safe wastewater systems. There’s a new push to change that. Gary Crawford has more on this edition of Agriculture USA.

Following the DC Eagle Family

A recent selfie served as a reminder of a popular family of eagles living at Washington DC’s National Arboretum, and their lives viewed online by several followers. Rod Bain reports. Image courtesy American Eagle Foundation

Doggett: Write Farm Bill in the Light of Day

As lawmakers hold listening sessions regarding the next Farm Bill, farm groups are gearing up to provide their priorities as well. National Corn Growers Association CEO Jon Doggett says there are a lot of changes to the makeup of Congress, …

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Commentary: Your New Normal and Resetting Your Life

Dr. Glenn Mollette People who have lost their houses and cars and everything they’ve worked for all their lives may feel like giving up. Some do. After thirty or forty years they don’t feel like they have it within them …

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NC Commissioner Troxler: More than $10 Million Awarded for Conservation Easements on 4,377 Acres

Department conservation and land preservation efforts continue even as a recent study by the American Farmland Trust projects the state could lose over 1 million acres of farmland by 2040 if development continues at its current rate. More than $10 …

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SC Commissioner Weathers: National Farmers Market Week

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National Farmers Market Week is August 7-13 this year. Commissioner of Agriculture Hugh Weathers is here to tell us about it. It’s that time of year when we celebrate the importance of farmers markets to our economy and our communities. …

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