Monthly Archives: October 2012

Market recap: Soybean Futures Stumble on South American Crop Prospects

U.S. lean-hog futures closed lower Monday, slipping on storm-related pressures and already slumping demand. December Lean hogs shed 110 to 77.80, the February contract also fell, declining 12 to 83.25. U.S. live-cattle futures ended mixed Monday, as traders weighed a

Bumper Crop of Peanuts in Southeast Reduces Price of Peanut Butter

Peanut butter prices soared last year after a drought and high heat in the Southeast, where most peanuts for peanut butter are grown. This year, the region got a break while farmers in most of the rest of the United

SC Ag Commissioner Hugh Weathers Introduces New Food Safety Coordinator

South Carolina's Ag Commissioner Hugh Weathers is pleased to introduce the state's new Food Safety Coordinator, Weatherly Thomas. Weathers explains that the purpose of a state-wide food safety coordinator is to help farmers and to better serve consumers. The Food

NC Ag Commissioner Reports Latest Crop Report Shows Strong Forecast

While all the focus was on the North Carolina State Fair, National Ag Statistics released the latest crop forecast for North Carolina and other states, and NC Ag Commissioner Steve Troxler is pleased with the results. He says this year

NC State Economist Dr. Mike Walden – The Fed to the Rescue — Again

Market Summary: Cotton Futures Settle Lower in Market Correction

Market Recap: Grains & Oilseed Futures Drifted Lower

U.S. lean-hog futures were mixed to higher, bouncing back on technical signals to buy, after a week of steady declines. Though front-month hog futures fell 1% for the week, some traders think futures could have more steam in them before

NC Farm Bureau Participates in Migrant Worker Reform Legislation Framework

At the first of 2012 American Farm Bureau Federation put together a consortium of ten states representing areas of the country with different labor needs to address immigration reform and the migrant worker situation as it pertains to agriculture. North

Carolina Producers Cashing in on Midwestern Drought

Soybean and cotton harvest hit high gear late last week with Hurricane Sandy’s promise of up to 5 inches of rainfall east of I-95 over the weekend into the first of this week. NC State Soybean Specialist Dr. Jim Dunphy

National Sorghum Producers Calling for Yield Contest Entries

National Sorghum Producers is calling for entries into the 2012 yield contest. Winners in several tillage and management categories will be announced at the 2013 Commodity Classic in Kissimmee Florida from February 28th through March 2nd. NSP has added two