Monthly Archives: July 2012

Sorghum Field Day Scheduled for Sandhills Region

Lots of questions still out there regarding grain sorghum production these days, so NCDA’s agronomic division along with NRCS will host a two-stop field tour on August 7th. David Dycus, NCDA Regional Agronomist for the Sandhills Region: “It is right

Midwestern Drought Couldn

USDA Meteorologist Brady Rippey says if you had to invent a map with the worst possible scenario for U.S. producers – you probably couldn’t draw a better depiction than what’s on the U.S. Drought Monitor right now. There’s only been

NPPC Wants Barriers to Trade Broken Down

The National Pork Producers Council told a House subcommittee Thursday that pork producers and the U.S. economy are losing billions of dollars in exports due to non-science-based food safety and health barriers erected by foreign countries. According to Iowa hog

Farm Bill Extension Now the Approach of the House

The U.S. House will vote on an extension of the 2008 Farm Bill next week. The measure will include livestock and fruit and vegetable disaster aid. House leadership is encouraging members to vote for the bill. If passed – it

NC State’s Dr. Mike Walden – Age & Unemployment

The slow job market and high unemployment are still putting a damper on the economy. But when we look at job prospects by age, do some age groups have it better than others? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden responds.

NC Small Grains President Wants All Aspects of Grain Farming on Video

Name: Burt Eure County/State: Hertford County, North Carolina Association: North Carolina Small Grains Association Type of farming operation: Seed wheat, soybeans, corn, as well as a seed processing business Family: Wife and two grown children As the current president of NC

Former Ag Secretary John Block –

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Market Summary: Corn Futures Fall on Continued Correction from Record Highs

Market Recap: Livestock Moves Higher on Lower Grains & Oilseeds

Feeder cattle and hog futures moved up sharply as outside markets combined with other factors to spark broad gains. Lean hogs closed up sharply following a steady rebound in wholesale-pork prices and futures' ongoing discount to cash prices. Aug hogs

NC Hog & Poultry Producers Probably Won

It’s the cruelest twist of fate; what began as possibly one of the most profitable years hog and poultry producers would have seen in several years has all gone with the wind, or dry wind as it were, with the