Monthly Archives: January 2013

USDA Designates 7 Counties in South Carolina as Primary Natural Disaster Areas With Assistance to Surrounding States

USDA Designates 7 Counties in South Carolina as Primary Natural Disaster Areas With Assistance to Surrounding States WASHINGTON, Jan. 30, 2013 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated seven counties in South Carolina as primary natural disaster areas

S.C. cotton growers see record year while China remains the biggest variable

If the cure for high prices is high prices, it certainly worked on cotton. South Carolina’s cotton growers have seen prices drop from $2 per pound about three years ago to around 80 cents per pound today. Meanwhile, worldwide cotton

Separate path for farm labor in Senate immigration plan

Agricultural laborers would be on a separate path to U.S. citizenship than other undocumented workers in the immigration reforms proposed by eight senators on Monday that cited the importance of feeding America. Many of the 1.5 million farm workers employed

Market Summary: Retail Demand Good for NC Eggs

Market Recap: South American Weather Influences Wheat & Soybean Futures

U.S. lean-hog futures finished mostly higher, with support from the near-term tightness of slaughter-ready supplies and steadily rising wholesale pork prices being offset by weakness in cattle futures. February lean-hog futures dropped 7 to 87.10, the April contract gained 57


Murphy-Brown began an initiative for farmers to grow grain sorghum in 2012, and many producers jumped on that bandwagon, creating an explosion of sorts of the crop. Joe Szaloky, VP of procurement, strategic planning and business development at Murphy-Brown LLC

Tobacco Farm Life Museum Beneficiary of Commissioner

The name of the Tobacco Farm Life Museum might tell us all we need to know, but Gayle Kildoyle, Executive Director of the Museum in Kenly, NC explains that there’s much more: “We have a 6,000 sq. foot gallery plus

Tobacco Farm Life Museum Fundraising Event Friday at the Southern Farm Show

They’ll be celebrating a big birthday later this year, the North Carolina Tobacco Farm Life Museum in Kenly. Museum director Gayle Kildoyle: “We have a 6,000 sq. foot gallery plus seven other buildings on the grounds that visitors can see.

NC State Economist Dr. Mike Walden – Value of a Good Boss

Serious Challenges Ahead For This Year’s Global Wheat Crop

After seeing confirmation in the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) for January that wheat stocks are declining, market watchers turned their attention to the next crop. The news from the world's largest wheat