Monthly Archives: September 2022
Monthly Archives: September 2022

Fall Has Arrived!

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You don’t need the Farmer’s Almanac to tell you Autumn is here: Just step outside! Climatologist Corey Davis believes we are done with 90-degree weather for 2022, and some drought reappears in Northeastern North Carolina.

USDA Making $502 Million Available for Rural Broadband Access

USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the Department is awarding $502 million in loans and grants to provide high-speed internet access in 20 states. The funding will be available for residents and businesses in rural America. Vilsack says improving high-speed …

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Commentary: John R. Block Reports from Washington

“Challenges” Hello, everybody out there in farm country.  This radio commentary is brought to you by the National Corn Growers Association, CropLife America, and Renewable Fuels Association.  They are all friends, supporters, and allies of a healthy farm economy and …

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The Yonder Report

The Old Farmer’s Almanac predicts two winters across the U.S., the Inflation Reduction Act could level the playing field for rural electric co-ops, and pharmacies are dwindling in rural America.

September Wheat Production Forecast Unchanged

The USDA’s 2022-2023 September wheat production forecast is unchanged from August at 1.783 billion bushels. 2022-2023 wheat exports are also unchanged from the previous month at 825 million bushels, and there are no by-class changes. U.S. wheat exports for June …

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N.C. State Fair Announces 2022 Farm Families of the Day

RALEIGH – The N.C. State Fair is honoring farm families again this year through the Farm Family of the Day program. The program, sponsored by Tractor Supply Company, saw great success last year. “At Tractor Supply, we know how challenging running a family farm …

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Alfalfa Rotation Could Help Corn Growers

Alfalfa can help corn growers, according to Randy Welch of Winfield United. Corn-on-corn planting practices deplete nitrogen, but considering alfalfa, especially in dairy country, can help. “The value of that alfalfa is huge and it produces probably somewhere between 120 …

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Off-farm Income: Working to Fix the Farm Income Imbalance

A recent CoBank report completed by the University of Missouri shows 82 percent of farm household income now comes from off-farm sources. Most farmers cited reliable income as the top reason for off-farm employment, as one-half of farm households have …

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Grassroots Leadership Drives Dairy Industry Forward

Leadership at all levels of the agriculture industry is essential to building a positive future for the next generation. Like other membership organizations, Holstein Association USA depends on support from dairy producers who serve on its board of directors and …

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Giving Your Houseplants Some Special Fall Care

This time of year our houseplants need a little extra care. Gary Crawford has more.