Monthly Archives: October 2013

This Week’s FFA Convention Available on Live Streaming, RFD-TV

Are you missing convention this year? If so, you can still be a part of the action! Tune into LIVE streaming coverage of convention online HERE Convention coverage will also be broadcast on RFD-TV, which can be found on Dish

NCC Response to Washington Post Article about Line Speeds, Animal Welfare

The National Chicken Council today released the following statement in response to an inflammatory Washington Post article, "USDA plan to speed up poultry-processing lines could increase risk of bird abuse." (Read the Washington Post Article HERE) Attributable to Tom Super,

New Official Variety Trial Director Announced

It is a great pleasure to announce that Carrie Brinton has accepted the offer to become the new OVT Director! She will start her new job on November 1st and she will direct the Official Variety Trial program that serves

FDA Releases Proposed Animal Feed Safety Regulations

Last Friday, FDA released its fifth proposed rule under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), this one dealing with food for animals. Some on-farm operations, however, could be excluded from the proposed regulations. The rule would establish new Current Good

NC Crops See LIttle Rain for Second Week in a Row

In the latest crop progress report for North Carolina, there were almost 6 days suitable for field work in the week ended October 27th compared to less than five the previous week. Statewide soil moisture levels were rated at 1%

NC State University Sells Hoffman Forest

The Board of Trustees for the Endowment Fund of NC State University has agreed to terms for the sale of 79,000 acre Hofmann Forest near Jacksonville. NC State Chancellor Randy Woodson… “The Hofmann Forest has been an asset that has

Winter Wheat Planting Progressing

Winter wheat planting is finally underway in most areas of the southeast, and Dan Weathington, Executive Director, NC Small Grain Growers Association says most is going in with adequate moisture: “Wheat planting has been going on for 2-3 weeks now.

Market Summary: Grains & Oilseeds Rebound on Weather Worries

U.S. hog futures were pressured by profit-taking after making new contract highs the day before on reports of more widespread death loss due to porcine epidemic diarrhea virus, or PEDV, than previously expected. December hogs slid 6 to 91.35, February

Market Summary: NC Egg Prices Higher

At the 3 livestock auctions held Monday at Canton, Turnersburg and Siler City a total of 2120 cattle and 17 goats were sold. Slaughter cows trended mostly $0.50 to $1.50 lower, feeder steers trended mostly steady to $4.00 lower, and

NC State Economist Mike Walden – New Poverty Numbers

Each year around this time the federal government releases the updated poverty figures. What do the latest numbers show? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden responds. “We’re around 15 percent for the poverty rate. The good news is that that