Monthly Archives: October 2012

California’s Proposition 37Advocacy Group Releases Names of Supporters & Detractors

in addition to political candidates, many states have referendums and propositions on their November 6th ballot, and California is no exception. Proposition 37 would require food companies and manufacturers to label ready-for- market to be labeled as to its contents

Market Summary: Livestock Futures Move Little in Thin Trade

Market Recap: Corn & Soybean Futures Gain on South American Weather Woes

Livestock futures traded on light volume Tuesday as many traders stood on the sidelines waiting for demand signals from the East Coast. Cattle futures closed higher, gaining support from tightening supplies, as indicated in the USDA Cattle on Feed report.

Another Successful National FFA Convention Wraps Up

More than 56-thousand FFA members from across the country traveled to Indianapolis last week for the 85th National FFA Convention and Expo. Last year – just more than 53-thousand students attended the convention – and this year’s number is a

Carolina Crops See Little Damage from Sandy

It looks like Hurricane Sandy only dealt North & South Carolina agriculture a glancing blow, with no real lasting damage. NCDA’s Chief of the Agronomic Division, Kent Messick: “We dodged a bullet. As of yesterday, out in the southern coastal

NCFB Participates in Migrant Worker Reform Project

In early 2012 American Farm Bureau Federation put together a consortium of ten states representing all areas of the country with different agricultural labor needs. North Carolina Farm Bureau’s assistant to the president, Peter Daniel represented the southeast on the

Chinese Shop NC Nurseries for Red Maples

  The North Carolina Department of Agriculture played host to a Chinese horticulture trade team made up of the country’s experts and landscape architects , touring wholesale nurseries in the state’s western counties. NCDA Assistant Director for International Marketing, Peter

NC State Economist Dr. Mike Walden – Household Income Trends

Hyde County, North Carolina Sees Sandy Come and Go Without Significant Damage

After Hurricane Irene made landfall in August of 2011, Hyde County North Carolina saw significant crop losses due to storm surge, heavy rains and high winds. While Hurricane Sandy had the capacity to do significant damage, NC State Cooperative Extension

Market Summary: Hog Futures Stumble on Storm Related Pressure