Monthly Archives: November 2013

Options Marketing Could be Profitable Alternative for Farmers

Mark Gold, with Top third Marketing recently spoke to a group of farmers and interested parties about different ways to market crops. Gold is dedicated to helping farmers realize the highest profit possible from their crops and livestock: “We know

North Carolina-grown Frasier Firs Now Available State-wide for the Holiday Season

It’s a point of pride for North Carolina’s ag commissioner, Steve Troxler…North Carolina Christmas trees. Depending on the year North Carolina vacillates between first and second with Oregon in tree production and receipts, but Christmas trees grown in the Old

NC State Economist Dr. Mike Walden – Will the Corect Unemployment Rate Stand Up?

The government’s latest report puts the national unemployment rate at 7.2 percent. Some critics say this rate is way too low to be accurate. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden considers whether the critics have a case. “The government —

State cotton farmers to gather for boll weevil meeting

Cotton farmers from across the state will gather Dec. 17 for updates in the battle against their arch enemy. The South Carolina Boll Weevil Eradication Foundation will hold its annual cotton growers meeting at 10 a.m. Dec. 17 at Clemson

USC & Clemson Fans Invited to FREE Certified SC Grown Tailgate Nov. 30th

While the state’s biggest rivalry is sure to bring out loyal Gamecock and Tiger fans, both can show their support for SC Agriculture when they visit the Certified SC Grown Tailgate tent Nov. 30 before USC and Clemson battle it

South Carolina Cotton Harvest Still Lags Behind Normal

In the final crop progress report for South Carolina weather conditions were favorable for harvesting fall crops and planting small grains in the week ended November 24th. Soil moisture ratings were reported at 12% very short, 57% short, and 31%

Market Recap: Wheat Futures Fall on Improved Crop Conditions

Hog futures advanced, with some gains curbed in the spot contract by a bulge of near-term pork supplies. December hogs added 2 to 85.62, February hogs ended at 90.40, up 6. U.S. cattle futures rose Tuesday following a jump in

Tobacco Transition Payment Program to be Subject to Sequester

It’s become common knowledge that the final Tobacco Transition Program Payment due to be issued in January will be subject to sequester-mandated funding cuts. 13th District Representative for North Carolina George Holding says this situation is a bit baffling: “Its

Farmville Applicator Finalist for Applicator of the Year

Every year for the last eight years, AGCO has asked their fertilizer applicator retailers to nominate a worthy individual for the Application Equipment Operator of the Year award. Only four individuals nominated from North America are selected as finalist, and

NC State Economist Dr. Mike Walden – Investment Advice from the Nobel Prize Winners

Three U.S. economists recently won Nobel Prizes. Two of the three won for their contributions to investment analysis. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden explains the practical investment implications of these winners’ work. “One of the winners, Eugene Fama, is