Monthly Archives: July 2013

2013 Wheat Variety Performance & Recommendations

Information provided by : Randy Weisz – Small Grains Specialist, NCSU Christina Cowger – Small Grains Pathologist, USDA-ARS HERE is the 2013 Wheat Variety & Performance publication from Randy Weisz.

North Carolina Small Grains Official Variety Test 2013 Results

From Randy Weisz – Small Grains Specialist NCSU I'm sitting in, while we are looking for a new director of the Official Variety Testing Program. Please find attached the 2013 Official Variety Testing Program Small Grain Results. Click here to

Market Summary: NC Cash Soybeans Continue Lower

At the 3 livestock auctions held Monday at Canton, Turnersburg and Siler City a total of 1351 cattle and 19 goats were sold. Slaughter cows trended mixed, feeder steers trended mostly $3.00 to $12.00 lower, and heifers trended mostly $1.00

Biofuels Center of North Carolina Sets October Close Date

It went from a possibility, to a probability to a reality. The Biofuels Center of North Carolina is closing in the fall. North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory signed a budget cutting the Biofuels Center funding completely. Will Glenn, Director of

NC Peanut Farmers Being Proactive in Wake of Heavy Rains

The talk has been for close to a year now that there would be a reduction of peanut acres in North Carolina this year, but that doesn’t mean there are NO peanut acres says CEO of the North Carolina Peanut

South Carolina Sees Drier Week

South Carolina’s latest crop progress report for the week ended Sunday, July 28th states that the majority of the week was much drier for most of the state, however overcast mornings and scattered afternoon showers caused soils to remain too

NC State Economist Dr. Mike Walden – More Wealth Gains

The Federal Reserve recently released the new wealth numbers for households through the first three months of this year. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden explains what the figures show. “And … I always focus on these numbers because –

Biofuels Center of North Carolina to Close National Model Due to State Budget Elimination

OXFORD, N.C.—Due to the North Carolina General Assembly’s elimination of its funding in the state budget signed last week by Gov. Pat McCrory, the Biofuels Center of North Carolina has begun to shut down operations over a 90-day period and

American Soybean Association Looking for Young Leaders

The American Soybean Association, sponsored by DuPont is seeking applicants for the 2014 Young Leader program. The criteria is people interested in gaining knowledge to take that next step in leadership, actual age is not a factor. What they are

Market Summary: NC Cash Soybeans Rebound from Last Week’s Lows

At the livestock auction held Friday in Siler City a total of 1,274 cattle and 92 goats were sold. Slaughter cattle trended mostly steady to 4.50 higher; bulls were mixed, 2.00 lower to 1.00 higher.   Average dressing slaughter cows