Monthly Archives: June 2012

Former Ag Secretary John Block –

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Market Summary: In Spite of Export Cancellation Cotton Gains

Market Recap: Livestock Gains on Increased Demand

Livestock futures all rallied Thursday, sparked by signs of demand and technical support. Live cattle futures shot upward as wholesale beef prices continue to show demand is exceeding seasonal expectations. Production will also shrink from 2Q to 3Q, according to

Hot, Hot and Hot the Weather Forecast for the Days Ahead

The US Drought Monitor was released on Thursday, and independent meteorologist Kyle Bridgers for Southern Farm Network and SFNToday.com says there was little change this week: “Abnormally dry conditions in North Carolina have increased. The same is true for South

American Soybean Association to Congress: Continue Investing in Nation

The Foreign Market Development program is important to U.S. soybean farmers and the American economy. American Soybean Association First Vice President Danny Murphy says funding for the program – along with the Market Access program – is a top priority

Agriculture Generally Pleased with Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday upheld President Obama’s health care overhaul law that requires most Americans to get insurance by 2014. The Center for Rural Affairs has backed the Affordable Care Act in the past – are pleased with

NC State’s Dr. Mike Walden – Another Job Indicator

Job creation and the unemployment rate are two common measures of the job market, but there are issues with both. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden discusses another job market indicators that economists track to give us some sense for

Vance County farmer counting on cabbage

For the past three years, Frank Hester has grown cabbage instead of tobacco, starting with 10 acres and working his way up to 25. That much acreage is unheard of in Vance County, where cabbage is a relatively unfamiliar commodity

Farming Video Goes Viral

Some innovative, young Kansas farmers have taken the ‘know your farmer, know your food’ theme to a whole new level. Earlier this week The Peterson Farm Brothers posted a video on YouTube; “I am Farming and I Grow It” set

Time to Scout for Corn Earworm