Monthly Archives: December 2012

Young agricultural entrepreneur gets start through 4-H

For Taylor Farley, the chickens definitely came first, then the eggs. Hundreds of them. Then thousands of them. Enough for the 14-year-old budding agricultural entrepreneur to pay for piano lessons and to begin saving for college. Taylor is a Franklin

Farm Bill Extensions Filed with No Fiscal Cliff Resolution

Three farm bill extensions were filed over the weekend in an effort to prevent problems in the ag sector as a result of any fiscal cliff fallout. Meanwhile, ag leaders in Washington are urging Congress to act before milk prices rise

Agricultural Committees Agree To Farm Bill Extension

The top leaders in both parties on the House and Senate Agriculture committees have agreed to a one-year extension of the 2008 farm bill that expired in October, a move that could head off a possible doubling of milk prices

Carolina Ag Commissioners See Alternative Crops Change Ag in their States

As we conclude our series on alternative crops in the Carolinas, Commissioners Troxler and Weathers weigh in on what alternative crops mean to their respective states. NC AG Commissioner Steve Troxler says having such a diverse ag economy is a

NC Ag Development Forum Set

The eighth annual Ag Development Forum is scheduled for January 31st from 9:30 until 12:30 pm at the Holshouser Building at the NC State Fair. The forum is being held in conjunction with the Southern Farm Show…admission to all is

Market Summary: NC Corn & Soy Trade Higher

Market Recap: Hog Futures Weighed by Quarterly Report

US grain and soybean futures ended higher, managing to carry marginal gains into the close. Wheat led the gains, buoyed by larger than expected weekly export sales data, with corn garnering a late boost from end of the week profit

Winter Wheat Growers Have a lot to Lose with No Farm Bill

With 2013 looming and no farm bill in sight, Paul Penner, Second Vice President of National Association of Wheat Growers explains that winter wheat growers with a crop in the ground are especially vulnerable: “Demand is good, the demand globally

NC State Economist Dr. Mike Walden – Will There Be a Sandy Rebound?

Clemson, ArborGen testing poplars as bioenergy sources

Scientists at two of South Carolina’s most recognized names in forestry and biofuels research plan to find out if poplar trees grown in South Carolina have a role in the nation’s bioenergy future. Researchers at Clemson University’s Pee Dee Research