Portia Stewart

Articles By Portia Stewart

Jan 17, 2020

Is Hemp the New Soybean?

An expert weighs in on whether hemp can be a powerhouse crop for farmers with as many uses as soybeans.

Dec 24, 2019

High Stakes, High Rewards on Hemp Gamble

Is hemp cultivation a crapshoot or is it poised to be a blue-chip crop? Experts weigh in.

Agriculture Through the Voice of the Farmer
Dec 17, 2019

In Celebration of Food and Those Who Grow It

The garden at the heart of our nation’s capital showcases America’s Conservation Ag Movement

Nov 12, 2019

2025: How Dairy Farms Will Need to Adapt to Survive

Dairies will change more in the next five years than they have in the previous 1,000 years.

Nov 11, 2019

NYPD Seizes Farmer’s Industrial Hemp Crop

A legal shipment of industrial hemp was seized by the New York Police Department last week when a FedEx employee reported the shipment to the 75th precinct in Brooklyn.

Nov 04, 2019

Overhe(a)rd: Everything You Wondered About PFAS But Were Afraid to Ask

In the latest episode of Overhe(a)rd, Host Portia Stewart offers an update on Art Schaap, the owner of the New Mexico Dairy forced to dump 15,000 gallons of milk each day.

Oct 14, 2019

Veterinary Technicians Key to Underserved Rural Areas

You can’t be everywhere, all the time. Here’s why veterinary technicians are essential to members of the large animal health community.

Oct 02, 2019

True or False: Could the Milk Price Rebound Continue into 2020

USDA has forecast a jump in all milk prices to $18.85 dollars per cwt in 2020, up $0.50 above the 2019 forecast of $18.35.

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Sep 25, 2019

Dep. Secretary of Ag: ‘Sign up for Dairy Margin Coverage Program’

U.S. Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Steve Censky urged dairy farmers to register for the improved program at the Ag Outlook Forum on Sept. 23 in Kansas City, Mo.