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“Dog Days” are Here

Dog Days, a cold front that wasn’t, and dust on the water. A little bit of everything with climatologist Corey Davis.

More Progress in Bringing High Speed Internet to Underserved Places

USDA has just announced new investments in rural broadband projects. Gary Crawford has more in this report.

The Yonder Report

People in five rural Kentucky counties are fighting their way back after catastrophic flooding, efforts to preserve Oklahoma’s historic buildings in small communities are running up against funding challenges, and more factory-built manufactured homes could help solve the nation’s housing …

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A New Approach to Applications for Some USDA Programs

Applications for USDA Emergency Relief Program funding, along with applications for other risk management programs, are now pre-populating information to help streamline the process. Rod Bain reports.

New U.S. Hemp Industry Having its Share of Birthing Pains

The newborn U.S. Hemp Industry is having its share of birthing pains. Gary Crawford has this report.

Urban Ag Advancement Efforts Continue

USDA’s Office of Urban Agriculture and Innovative Production and its Federal Advisory Committee continues work to build up ag in urban and suburban areas. Rod Bain reports.

Anthracnose Identified on Lima Bean in the Pee Dee Region of South Carolina

From Clemson Plant Pathologist Tony Keinath, Clemson Plant Breeder Jenna Hershberger, and Clemson Extension Agent Bruce McLean Anthracnose on lima bean has been reported from the PeeDee area. Reddish brown blotches are found on leaves and pods. The disease appeared …

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Farmer Sentiment Rises in July

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The Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer farmer sentiment index rose six points in July to a reading of 103. Producers were somewhat more optimistic about both their current and future economic conditions on their farms compared to June. Even …

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Rise in Coffee Consumption Could be Grounds for Concern

Americans are drinking more and more coffee and consuming more and more caffeine. Some experts say those trends taken together may be grounds for concern, at least for some of us. Gary Crawford has more as he brews up this …

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Having a Transition Plan in Place is Critical

Moving a farm from one generation to the next is sometimes easier said than done. Making sure your family farm has a transition plan is a very important component.