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Egg Production Still Running Below a Year Ago

A USDA report shows egg production still running below a year ago, but producers are working to boost output. Gary Crawford has more.

HPAI Driving Up Egg Prices

The Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza outbreak is causing a short supply of eggs, leading to higher prices for consumers. According to American Farm Bureau Federation Economist Bernt Nelson, the key factor is inventory of laying hens. “Avian influenza has really …

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The Yonder Report

“Brain Gain?” Research shows rural population is actually growing, especially in recreational areas; other small towns are having success offering relocation incentives like free building lots, cash, complimentary dinners and even internet credits; and researchers say the key is flexibility …

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2023 South Carolina Chef Ambassadors Announced

COLUMBIA — (January 26, 2023) Today, three chefs were appointed South Carolina Chef Ambassadors for 2023. Lt. Gov. Pamela Evette made the announcement on behalf of Gov. Henry McMaster, along with Commissioner of Agriculture Hugh Weathers and Department of Parks, Recreation …

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Prepare Now for Livestock Antibiotics Prescription Requirements

Ranchers will soon need a prescription for livestock antibiotics. Mike Davis reports.

NC Farmer Sets World Corn Record with 459 bpa

Hickory, North Carolina farmer Russell Hedrick made history with his 2022 corn harvest. Hedrick turned in a harvest for the North Carolina Corn Growers Association yield contest totaling 459.51 bushels per acre for his no-till dryland plot, shattering the old …

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Farmers Got a Look at Brazil Farmland

Brazil is a major competitor of the United States on the global commodities market, and a group of U.S. farmers got a chance to get a firsthand look at Brazil’s agriculture on the Commstock Investments Brazil Farmland Tour. Alan VanNahmen, …

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Defining Sustainability in the Beef Value Chain

Trying to define what sustainability is within the beef value chain has been a long, and ongoing, process, unique for each aspect of the chain. Rod Bain reports.

Our Pets May Be Too Fat for Their Own Good

 If you are still trying to keep your New Year’s resolutions to lose weight, one expert says maybe you should include your pets in those resolutions. On this edition of “Agriculture USA,” Gary Crawford reports on what some say is …

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More Encouraging Agricultural Export Numbers

The latest USDA trade numbers show continued strength in U.S. agricultural product exports. Gary Crawford has this report.