Monthly Archives: August 2012

Former Ag Secretary John Block – “Odds & Ends”

Hello everybody out there in farm country. This radio commentary is brought to you by the Renewable Fuels Association, Monsanto, and John Deere. They are all friends, supporters, and allies of a healthy farm economy and prosperous rural America. Thank

Horry County, SC Farmer Hopes Children Stay on Farm

After a childhood with grandparents that farmed, Megan Floyd, married a Horry County, Tobacco, corn, soybeans, cotton & wheat farmer. Theirs is a family farm, where she and her husband Richard are raising their one daughter. In the early years

Market Summary: Soybeans See Record Close

Market Recap: Cotton Gaines on Suspected Damage from Isaac

U.S. lean-hog futures Thursday extended a prior-day rebound to a second session, helped by technical factors and short covering by traders. October hogs closed up 45 to 74.15 and December hogs rose 77 to 71.80. U.S. live-cattle futures were barely

Edisto REC Hosting First of Two Research Field Days September 6th

This will be the second year that the Edisto Research and Education Center near Blackville has split their research field days into two parts, about a month apart. On Thursday, September 6th, they will be having the first of two,

Isaac Loosens Drought

The worst drought to hit U.S. cropland in more than half a century could soon leave Americans reaching deeper into their pockets to pay for meat, poultry and pork. Bob Goldin of Chicago-based food industry research and consulting firm Technomic:

NC State’s Dr. Mike Walden – More QE?

Many people speculate that the Federal Reserve will soon embark on another round of QE, or quantitative easing. What would this mean? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden explains. “Well, what it simply means … is the Federal Reserve will

SFN Profile: Women Changing Agriculture In the Carolinas

  During the month of August, the Southen Farm Network will profile women on the farm who are making an impact on production agriculture in the Caroinas. Our Feature Profile: Paige Crawford Key, Mecklenburg County North Carolina Additional Profiles: Megan

2012 Cotton Field Day Covers a Variety of Topics

Market Summary: Cotton Futures Continue to be Capped by Big Supplies