Monthly Archives: August 2022
Monthly Archives: August 2022

NC Commissioner Troxler: State Fair Looking for Farm Families to Highlight NC Ag

We can never celebrate our farmers enough for the hard work they do to grow the food, fiber and fuel we rely on every day. To help showcase these hardworking families, the popular Farm Family of the Day program returns …

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Chinese Government Tells Farmers to Replant or Switch Crops After Drought

China’s record heatwave is beginning to disappear, and farmers are assessing the damage caused by the lengthy dry spell. Reuters says the Chinese government is urging its producers to replant or switch crops where they can. Over 70 days of …

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Commentary: Biden Proves Many Americans are Dummies

by Dr. Glenn Mollette If you worked hard for a scholarship, paid your way through school, paid back loans or your family sacrificed for you to go to school, President Biden has shown that you were a big dummy.  Don’t …

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Making a Stronger and More Resilient Honeybee

What’s one way to reduce the large yearly losses of honeybee colonies? Make a stronger and better-fed bee. Gary Crawford has more.

“Timber Rustling” a Problem in Canada

In the United States more than half of all forested land, roughly sixty percent of treed lands, are owned privately. That situation is almost entirely different in Canada, where only about ten percent of forested land is privately owned. In …

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How Much of Argentina’s Corn Harvest Will Hit the International Market?

The South American corn crop is all but harvested in both Brazil and neighboring Argentina. The Argentine corn crop was 98 percent harvested a week ago. Dr. Michael Cordonnier is an agronomist with Soybean and Corn Advisors, Inc. The big …

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Tropics Still Very Quiet for Late Summer

It’s been 25 years since we made it through the month of August without a named tropical system in the Atlantic Ocean, but we may do it again in 2022. Here with the details on the quiet tropics is Mike …

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Rural Mainstreet Index Declines for Five Straight Months

The Creighton University Rural Mainstreet Index fell in August to a reading of 44, six points below growth neutral. Dr. Ernie Goss, an economics professor at Creighton University, says it’s the fifth-straight month of a declining index. “Our survey of …

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The Yonder Report

Small business owners rebuild after flooding in Kentucky, severe heat waves have doubled fatalities for outdoor workers in the past 30 years, and Virginians applaud the resurgence of canneries.

USDA Announces Specialty Crop Block Grant Program Funding Awarded to South Carolina

WASHINGTON, August 25, 2022—The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) today awarded over $591,000 in Fiscal Year 2022 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program (SCBGP) funding to South Carolina. This USDA grant will help the South Carolina Department …

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