Monthly Archives: January 2013

NC State’s

N.C. State University’s television show, In the Garden with Bryce Lane, won a regional EMMY® Award last weekend in the Instructional/Informational Series category. In 2011, In the Garden won a regional EMMY® for Instructional/Informational Program. Bryce Lane, the show’s host

Statement by Bob Stallman, President, American Farm Bureau Federation, Regarding Bipartisan Senate Immigration Principles

“The time is long overdue for our nation to have a comprehensive agricultural labor plan that works for all sectors of agriculture and across all regions of our nation. The American Farm Bureau Federation is encouraged by the immigration reform

Hudson meets with local NC farmers

Local farmers met with U.S. Rep. Richard Hudson, from North Carolina’s 8th Congressional District, on Tuesday in Rockingham to discuss the Farm Bill that has been in effect since 2008. According to the U.S. Senate committee on agriculture, nutrition and

Market Summary: NC Soybeans Gain at Processors & Elevators

Market Recap: Soybean Futures Continue to Gain on Dry South American Weather Forecast

U.S. lean-hog futures settled flat to narrowly lower despite strengthening wholesale pork prices. February lean-hog futures finished unchanged at 87.10, April hogs, the most actively traded contract, shed 37 to 89.25. Other contracts were mixed. Live-cattle futures closed narrowly lower

NC Department of Labor Assisting Growers in On-Farm Safety

On Wednesday, on the opening day of the southern Farm Show, the North Carolina Department of Labor hosted their 19th Annual Gold Star Grower Workshop. Regina Cullen, with the NC Dept of Labor, agricultural safety and health bureau: “We started

The Produce Lady Part of Local Food Movement

Brenda Sutton, Extension Director in Rockingham County, NC, but better known as The Produce Lady was a keynote speaker at the NC Department of Labor’s Gold Star Grower Workshop on the opening day of the Southern Farm Show Wednesday. Sutton

Agriculture will Continue to Do More with Less

On Wednesday at the Kickoff Breakfast for the 37th Southern Farm Show, Dr. Joe Zublena, Associate Dean & Director of NC Cooperative Extension was the keynote speaker. Zublena says that agriculture is one of the few industries that continues to

Potential Ban on U.S. Beef, Pork Could Hurt

As of February 4th – Russia may impose a temporary ban on some U.S. beef and pork products due to concerns they may contain ractopamine – violating Russia’s import rules. If Russia goes through with this ban – it could

NC State Economist Dr. Mike Walden – Our Energy Transformation