Monthly Archives: April 2013

Duke University Completes Hog Waste Study

Capturing methane gas from hog farms and piping it into existing natural gas pipelines may be a cost-effective way to meet North Carolina's Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard (REPS), according to a new Duke University study. A modeling

Renowned geneticist to direct advanced plant research at Clemson

An internationally acclaimed geneticist known for his molecular research to improve crop production in sorghum, sugar cane and maize will lead Clemson’s Advanced Plant Technology Program based at the Pee Dee Research and Education Center. Stephen Kresovich will join the

Market Summary: NC Cash Cows, Bulls Steady

Corn Posts Big Gains

U.S. lean-hog futures finished modestly lower, as traders worked to narrow the hefty premium already built into deferred futures prices. May hog futures declined 0.05 cent, or 0.1%, to 89.30 cents a pound at the CME. Most-active June hog futures

Sorghum Geneticist to Lead Clemson Research

Clemson’s Advanced Plant Technology program has a new research lead. Stephen Kresovich, an acclaimed geneticist for his research to improve production in sorghum, sugar cane and maize, will join the Clemson faculty in July. Kresovich currently serves as a crop

Farmers Encouraged to Respond to the Census of Agriculture

The Census of Agriculture – which is taken only once every five years – is still underway for just a few short weeks. National Agricultural Statistics Service Census Branch Chief Chris Messer says the Census is a complete count of

SC Ag Commissioner Promotes 2013 Dates & Locations for Pesticide Disposal

The dates and locations for the SC Pesticide Recovery program are set. “The reason it took a bit of time, is that we wanted to spread evenly around the state and make it as convenient as possible. We start up

NC’s Ag Commissioner Pushing for Sensible Environmental Protection Act Bill in Congress

Last week, Senators Kay Hagan of NC and Mike Crapo of ID introduced a bipartisan bill to eliminate what they call unnecessary Environmental Protection Agency regulation on pesticides. “This is an issue we have been dealing with for a long

NC State Economist Dr. Mike Walden – Gains in Income

Income growth is one of the most watched economic statistics. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden explains what recently released income growth statistics for 2012 showed for North Carolina. “Well …, you know we’re always looking for numbers that indicate

NSP Board Seeking New Director Applicants- Deadline to Apply is Approaching

The nominating committee for the National Sorghum Producers is currently seeking applicants to fill four seats on its board of directors. Anyone interested in serving the sorghum industry through this role may visit the NSP website to download an application