Monthly Archives: October 2013

North Carolina Apiculture and Pasture, Rangeland and Forage Crop Insurance Deadline is November 15

USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA), announces North Carolina beekeepers and Pasture, Rangeland and Forage (PRF) producers that the Rainfall Index program is available in North Carolina. November 15 is the final date for producers to apply for crop insurance. Rainfall

More than 56,000 students in Louisville for 2013 National FFA Convention & Expo

Rick Pitino told thousands of FFA members from across the country packed into Freedom Hall Wednesday that pressure and problems are good things. "We're all under pressure every day," said Pitino, whose University of Louisville men's basketball team won the

2014 NC Apples, Blueberries, Grapes, Peaches, Apiculture and Pasture Rangeland Forage Fact Sheets

From the USDA, the Risk Management Sheets for the following commodities: APPLES BLUEBERRIES GRAPES PEACHES APICULTURE PASTURE

November is Deadline for Insurance on Apples, Blueberries, Grapes, and Peaches in North Carolina

USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) announces the final date for North Carolina producers of apples, blueberries, grapes, and peaches to obtain crop insurance on next year’s crop is November 20, 2013. Current policyholders likewise have until November 20 to make

Market Summary: NC Cash Corn Drops with Futures

At the livestock auction held Tuesday in Mount Airy a total of 654 cattle and 26 goats were sold. Slaughter cows trended steady to 1.50 lower; bulls were 1.50 to 5.00 lower. The North Carolina broiler-fryer market was steady and

Market Recap: Soybeans Gain Fifth out of Six Sessions

U.S. hog futures declined, falling closer in line with recent prices paid by packers in the negotiated markets, which hover below 90 cents a pound, and also facing pressure by profit-taking. December hogs fell 95 to 91.10 Hogs for April

Presidential Declaration for Disaster Assistance for NC Counties Due to July Rains

A few North Carolina counties have been made eligible for disaster assistance due to early summer heavy rains. Earlier this week, President Obama signed an emergency declaration calling for federal aid to supplement state and local efforts in areas affected

South Carolina Farmer Brings Home Farmer of the Year Award

For the second time in three years, a Carolina farm has won the Swisher Sweets Farmer of the Year Award at the Sunbelt Ag Expo in Moultrie, Georgia. South Carolina’s James Cooley’s Strawberry Hill Farm near Chesnee, in Spartanburg County

Raw Chicken Achieves Safety Milestone

The chicken industry received some good news earlier this week regarding food safety. Tom Super, VP of Communications for the National Chicken Council based in Washington, DC explains: “According to USDA’s quarterly progress report on salmonella we found that the

NC State Economist Mike Walden – New Household Wealth Numbers

Four times a year, the Federal Reserve updates us on what’s happening to our wealth. We just received the latest figures. Are we getting richer or poorer? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden responds. “Well, in aggregate, we’re getting richer,