Monthly Archives: July 2012

Market Summary: Global Supplies Keep Cotton Futures in Check

Historic Farm Site for Virginia Grain Producers Field Day

The Virginia Grain Producers Association is hosting their annual field day on Thursday, August 2nd at the Grainfield Farm near Mechanicsville, Virginia. Ben Rowe, Communications Director of the Virginia Grain Producers Association: “Its an agricultural field day geared mostly toward

Farmers Market Month for South Carolina

August is here, and with the month comes National Farmers' Market Month, and National Farmers' Market Week August 5th through the 11th.  SC Ag Commissioner Hugh Weathers says that the state's farmers' markets will be in full swing with celebrations,

Farmland Preservation Trust Fund Grants to Aid NC Farming Operations Across the State

Recenlty the Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund awarded more than $2milion to help communities across the state protect farmland and promote agricultural enterprises.  The trust fund was able to assist 20 projects iwth funding this year.  These projects

Farmland Preservation Trust Distributes Funds

The agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund recently awarded more than $2 million to help communities across the state protect farmland and promote agricultural enterprises. NC Ag Commissioner Steve Troxler: “This year we were able to assist twenty projects

Analyst say; Cost of Gestation Stalls Could be Very little, or A Lot:

The parade of retailers, foodservice giants and further processors pledging to take gestation stalls out of their supply chain look like a costly upheaval of pork production processes, but economic analyst Steve Meyer says that’s not necessarily the case. Meyer,

House Leadership Looking for the Best Way Forward on Farm Bill

Now that the House is planning to act on the farm bill by extending the 2008 version – the leadership is working to sort out the details regarding the best path forward for addressing drought conditions and farm policy. For

Livestock, Poultry Producers Seek Relief

Livestock and poultry producers are seeking help to address a short corn supply, save thousands of jobs and keep food affordable for American families. With serious drought conditions moving across nearly two-thirds of the country – they say we have

NC State’s Dr. Mike Walden – Private vs Public Job Growth

Sometimes the private economy — meaning private businesses — and the public economy — meaning government — go in different directions. Has this been the case recently with jobs? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden answers. “Certainly has. … If

Market Summary: Grains & Oilseeds Continue to Rebound on Threat of Crop Losses