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Before USDA considers changes to the release times of market-moving farm reports in the face of expanded trading hours – Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack says the department will seek public input. Vilsack says it’s a complicated issue and USDA wants to assure equitable release of information for all market participants. Some traders would like USDA to release major reports while markets are closed – others would like to capture the instantaneous surges in trading that would accompany a live release of significant information. According to Vilsack – the department is currently analyzing the pros and cons of various ways to approach the release of reports. But whatever they decide – he says the public will have an opportunity to react. is dedicated to serving the agricultural industry in the Carolinas and Virginia with the latest ag news, exclusive regional weather station readings, and key crop market information. The website is a companion of the Southern Farm Network, provider of daily agricultural radio programming to the Carolinas since 1974. presents radio programs, interviews and news relevant to crop and livestock production and research throughout the mid-Atlantic agricultural community.