Monthly Archives: September 2022
Monthly Archives: September 2022

Getting the Farm Ready for Possible Flooding

If you get a warning of possible flood waters heading for your farm, what can you do to minimize the damage? Gary Crawford has this report.

Tropical Storm Activity is Predominant North American Weather Pattern

A number of tropical storms from both the Atlantic and Pacific have created newsworthy weather events, some in places not known to experience such activity. Rod Bain reports.

Study: Supplement Helps Diabetic Cows in Reproductive Cycle

Research at the University of Nebraska found with small amounts of supplements there was an increase in reproductive performance in beef cattle. Mike Davis reports.

Financing Challenges for Young, Beginning, and Underserved Producers

Obtaining credit is one challenge several young, beginning, and underserved farmers and ranchers face as they begin or expand their operation. Rod Bain looks at this challenge, and how USDA and other are among those working to improve access to …

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South Carolina suspends some veterinary requirements to facilitate animal evacuations due to Ian

South Carolina officials have issued a temporary waiver of certain requirements for farm and companion animals being evacuated from Florida due to Hurricane Ian. The action was requested by animal health officials in Florida where Ian is projected to make …

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SC Commissioner Weathers: 2022 Sonoco FRESH Summit

Commissioner Hugh Weathers recently spoke at the Sonoco FRESH 2022 Food, Packaging & Sustainability Summit and is here to talk about what he and his staff learned. Sonoco FRESH (that’s Food Research Excellence for Safety & Health) is a Clemson …

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Getting More of Our Food from Closer to Home

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Getting more of our food from closer to our homes is an idea whose time has really come. Gary Crawford has more.

USDA Cotton Forecasts Get a Makeover

How’s the nation’s cotton crop coming along, including the crop in Washington, D.C.? Gary Crawford has this report.

Commenatary: Make Today a Good Day

by Dr. Glenn Mollette Life is one day at a time. You don’t have tomorrow. You hope for tomorrow but it’s not guaranteed. We plan for tomorrow. We save for tomorrow and look forward to tomorrow. Today is what we …

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Examples of Climate Smart Commodities Pilot Projects

Pilot projects provide a glimpse into what climate smart commodities look like in terms of potential production methods, products, and markets. Rod Bain reports.