Monthly Archives: May 2012

Market Summary: Hogs Buck Trend & Close Higher

Market Recap: Wheat Futures Slip on Harvest Numbers

Lean hog futures bucked the day's trends, closing higher, with a fourth straight day of gains, lifted by stable pork prices and moves by traders to cover short positions. June hog futures rose 82 to 87.17, July hog futures climbed

Beryl Sweeps the Carolinas

The remnants of tropical system Beryl made landfall in Georgia in the early hours of Wednesday morning, and for most of South Carolina the rain was a blessing. Edisto Research Station’s Dr. Jeremy Green: “It was very welcome. We got

US Tobacco Cooperative Redeeming Certificates of Interest

President of the US Tobacco Cooperative, Tommy Bunn explains that the US Tobacco Cooperative is redeeming select year certificates: “The Board of Directors of US Tobacco Cooperative, has decided to redeem certificates that were issued in 1977 for the ‘67

Tropical Storm Beryl Brings Rain & One Possible Tornado

Some frightful weather in eastern North Carolina on Wednesday. State emergency management spokeswoman Joann Smith says up to 50 homes may have been damaged and possibly destroyed when a storm came barreling through: “Out of Tropical Depression Beryl came a

Finding Alternatives to Antibiotics

Poultry diseases like coccidiosis cause losses of more than 600-million dollars in the U.S. each year. The number climbs to 3.2-billion when looking worldwide. USDA scientists are looking for alternatives to antibiotics for controlling infectious poultry diseases. One method used

Members of Congress Urge Specialty Crop Consideration in Farm Bill

Leaders of the House Agriculture Committee have received a request from 83 of their colleagues that represent key specialty crop interests. In a letter to Chairman Frank Lucas and Ranking Member Collin Peterson – they ask for full and fair

House Ag Leaders Return from Recess with Farm Bill Ideas

House Ag Committee Chairman Frank Lucas and Ranking Member Collin Peterson are reportedly determined to pass a farm bill that includes a target price and counter cyclical program for crop farmers along with the revenue approach included in the measure

NPPC CEO Speaks Out About Egg Bill

The companion to House legislation introduced earlier has now been introduced in the Senate. Along with other housing changes that would be phased-in over the next 15 to 18 years – the Egg Products Inspection Act Amendments of 2012 would

NC State’s Dr. Mike Walden – A Budget Idea

Most people know the federal government has big budget issues, including the recent significant growth in the national debt. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden takes a look at one simple idea to address the budget that might have wide