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Winter is Here, Say Climatologists Everywhere

Climatological winter started on December 1, and it feels like it. SFN’s Mike Davis talks with climatologist Corey Davis.

Equine Owners Urged to Use Caution During EIA Outbreak

Two horses in North Carolina have tested positive or suspect for Equine infectious anemia, and that is not good news for equine owners. Mike Davis reports.

The Yonder Report

The first-ever “trout-safe” certification goes to an Idaho fish farm, the Healthy Housing Initiative helps improve rural communities’ livability, and a new database makes it easier for buyers and builders to find available lots.

U.S. Live Holiday Plant Imports Reach $80 Million In 2022

Christmas trees and poinsettias are iconic symbols of the holiday season. While the vast majority are grown in the United States for domestic use, a small share of both plants are imported from Canada, according to USDA’s Economic Research Service. …

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$3 Million in Grants Offered to Improve SC In-State Meat Processing

COLUMBIA – The South Carolina Department of Agriculture is seeking to improve meat processing capacity in the state with a new $3 million matching grant program. This funding will help local processing facilities thrive and employ more workers, assist the state’s …

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Talks Underway to Stop Mexican Biotech Ban

U.S. government leaders are negotiating with Mexico regarding an upcoming ban on biotech crops. Dave Salmonsen, American Farm Bureau Federation Senior Government Affairs Director, says the issue stems from a 2020 Presidential decree from Mexico. “Stating their intention to phase …

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The Connection Between SCN, SDS, and Soybean Yield Loss

New data from the Crop Protection Network shows Soybean Cyst Nematode and Sudden Death Syndrome are two of the leading causes of soybean yield loss. Zach Trower, an agronomic service representative with Syngenta, talks about the connection between SDS and …

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House Votes to Block Railroad Strike

The U.S. House of Representatives voted today to block a national rail strike that would have dire consequences for the nation’s economy. The vote comes as the country continues to struggle with supply-side issues and problems with key transportation hubs, …

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Equine Infectious Anemia Found in NC Horses

RALEIGH – A horse in Surry County, has tested positive for equine infectious anemia (EIA) over the past week. A horse in Henderson county has also tested suspect for having EIA and is awaiting confirmatory test results from the U.S. Department …

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Don’t Wait to Get that Real Christmas Tree

Don’t wait to buy that real Christmas tree. Gary Crawford explains why in this report.