Monthly Archives: March 2013

Former Ag Secretary John Block –

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Agbiosciences drive economic growth, job creation in the Southern U.S.

Amid news of a still sputtering U.S. economic recovery, a report released today shows the nation’s agbioscience industries are growing, especially in the South. According to a Battelle study released today, “Impact and Innovation: Agbioscience in the Southern United States,”

Three new NCDA&CS regional agronomists available to advise growers

The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services recently announced the hiring of three new regional agronomists. Growers can now seek agricultural advice from Georgia Love in Anson, Guilford, Hoke, Lee, Montgomery, Moore, Randolph, Richmond and Scotland counties; Chris Jernigan

Market Summary: NC Grains Follow Futures Drastically Lower

CALS Dean Offers Update on Strategic Planning Process

The Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences for NC State University, Dr. Richard Linton has posted a YouTube video recapping the strategic planning process for CALS thus far, and outlines the remainder of the process going into

Market Recap: Grains & Oilseeds Plummet on USDA Reports

U.S. lean-hog futures finished mostly higher, finding technical support amid sentiment that near-term pork demand by U.S. retailers will rise. April lean hogs added 0.52 cent, or 0.7%, to 80.6 cents a pound at the CME, a two-week high for

National Sorghum Producers Welcomes Eastern Producers to Apply for Board of Directors

Recently, the National Sorghum Producers announced that they are now taking applications for positions on the Board of Directors. Lindsay Kennedy, External Affairs Director for the National Sorghum Producers: “As a member of the Board of Directors for the National

First Planting Intentions Report of the Season Released

On Thursday at noon, USDA’s National Ag Statistics Service released their first spring planting intentions report, and grain stocks reports as of March 1st. Lance Honig Chief of Crops with the National Ag Statistics Service: “It is the first survey

NC State Economist Dr. Mike Walden – The Gold Standard of Economic Measures

Every day there seems to be a slew of economic data released, and some of it seems contradictory. Is there one number or statistic that best reflects the condition of the economy? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden answers. “When

USDA Forecasts Highest Corn, Soybean Planted Acreage Since 1936

Determined to make up for a crop that was adversely affected by historic drought last year, U.S. farmers intend to plant a record-high combined 174.4 million acres of corn and soybeans in 2013, according to the Prospective Plantings report released