Monthly Archives: May 2012

Tropical System Beryl Spawns Possible Tornado

Tropcial System Beryl has spawned what is possibly a tornado in Carteret County, North Carolina.  State Emergency Management Spokesperson Joann Smith says that the damage was limited to structures and power lines, there were no injuries to people. 

Tropical System Beryl Leaves South Carolina

Tropical System Beryl came onshore in Georgia in the early morning hours Wednesday, and moved north through South Carolina through the morning.  According to radio images, parts of South Carolina's Pee Dee region recieved up to 10 inches of rain. 

Early Wheat Harvest Creating New Double-crop Opportunities

South Carolina Seeing Much Needed Rain from Beryl

The remnants of Tropical Storm Beryl are skimming the South Carolina coast as the system moves northeast and eventually out to sea.   The National Hurricane Center says the tropical depression got a bit stronger overnight and now has winds

Market Summary: Memorial Weekend Boosts Hog & Cattle Futures

Market Recap: Soybeans Lone Winner in Grain & Oilseed Markets

U.S. live cattle and lean hog futures moved higher Tuesday in the wake of Memorial Day weekend, the cornerstone of the spring grilling season. Lean hog futures closed higher for the third straight session after outside market strength and technical

Ag Issues Not Likely to be Introduced in NC

In addition to being an election year, this is also a short-session year for North Carolina’s General Assembly. Chairman of the NC House Ag Committee, James Langdon, representative of Johnston and Sampson Counties says that he doesn’t anticipate legislation involving

Early Wheat Harvest Presents New Double-crop Opportunity

We’ve been hearing for weeks now that the corn crop went in early due to the unusually mild winter, and the wheat crop is coming out early, as well. George Stabler, Area Agronomist with Pioneer Hi-Bred covering South Carolina and

USDA Proceeds With Office Consolidation Plan

USDA announced yesterday its decision on Farm Service Agency (FSA) county office consolidations proposed in January as part of USDA’s Blueprint for Stronger Service. In total, FSA will consolidate 125 of the 131 offices originally proposed for consolidation with other

CRP General Sign-Up Results Are In

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack says USDA is accepting 3.9-million acres offered under the 43rd Conservation Reserve Program general sign-up. Since 2009 – USDA has enrolled nearly 12-million acres in the program – with more than 29.6-million acres currently