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Iberian Trade Mission Deemed a Success

The USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service took a trade trip to Madrid, Spain. FAS associate administrator Clay Hamilton led the mission and said it’s very important to make these trips. “These programs are very important. Not only do they help us …

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Many Holiday Party Foods Can Be Harmful to Your Pets

Certain common holiday foods can cause serious problems for dogs or cats that get into those foods. Gary Crawford has more.

Dairy Margin Coverage Deadline is December 9

Dairy farmers have a few days left to enroll in the 2023 Dairy Margin Coverage program from USDA. The enrollment deadline for the 2023 program is December 9. Chris Galen of the National Milk Producers Federation says the program is …

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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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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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