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Cow Herd Liquidation Continues

As drought persists, cow herd liquidation continues. Dr. Derrell Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension Livestock Market Economist, explains. “There is little doubt that the drought is accelerating the herd liquidation. It started last year. We were already in cyclical liquidation, …

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Tomatoes—What’s in a Name?

One food item has in the past endured some poisonous press and a major legal battle, but is still a top U.S. food. Gary Crawford has more.

WASDE Projects Lower Soy Yield, but Still Fourth Largest on Record

USDA’s September World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report predicts a smaller soybean crop than previously forecasted, but still the fourth largest on record. Mac Marshall, United Soybean Board and U.S. Soybean Export Council Vice President of Market Intelligence, explains. …

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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.

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.

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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Giving Your Houseplants Some Special Fall Care

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

Get Ready for Autumn at the Midlands Fall Plant and Flower Festival

WEST COLUMBIA – Mark your calendars for the 2022 Fall Plant and Flower Festival at the South Carolina State Farmers Market, set for Oct. 7-9. Visitors can shop for fall plants and flowers; pumpkins, gourds and other home, yard, and garden …

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Unique Situation Developing for U.S. and World Rice Markets

It’s shaping up to be an unusual marketing year for rice. Gary Crawford has this report.