Monthly Archives: March 2014

NC Egg Market Gains on Tight Supplies

At the 2 livestock auctions held Wednesday at Norwood and North Wilkesboro a total of 1077 cattle and 1 goat were sold.  Slaughter cows trended mostly steady to $8.00 higher, feeder steers trended mostly steady to $11.00 higher, and heifers

Applications are Now Open for NC’s Specialty Block Grant Program

The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is accepting grant proposals from nonprofits and government agencies through the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program. The program aims to enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops in the marketplace. It is managed

Carolinas fail in new agribusiness friendliness study

Yesterday, on Inside Agriculture we heard from Greg Perry, Professor and Department Head of Agriculture and Resource Economics at Colorado State University on a study he released on how ‘friendly’ individual states are to their agribusiness sectors.  Our neighbor to

NC State Economist Mike Walden: Can Financial Crisis be Avoided?

“Fortunately we are now several years past the virtual collapse of our financial system in 2008,” says host Mary Walden. “Lending has gradually been increasing, and legislation has been enacted to try to prevent future downturns.” She asks husband N.C.

Carolinas Rank Near the Bottom as Agribusiness Friendly States in a Recent Study

South Dakota, Wyoming, Colorado, New Hampshire and North Dakota are the top five agribusiness-friendly states in America, according to a new report issued by Colorado State University (CSU) agricultural economists. In what they believe to be the first study of

Botetourt County producer named VFBF 2014 Farm Woman of the Year

Donna Henderson of Botetourt County was named Virginia Farm Bureau Federation’s 2014 Farm Woman of the Year March 22 during the VFBF Women’s Conference in Norfolk. Judging for the designation is based on participants’ contributions to family, home, farm business,

Carolina’s Rank Poorly as ‘Ag Friendly’ States

University of Colorado recently released a study on how ‘friendly’ states are to their agribusiness sectors.  Greg Perry, Professor and Department Head of Agriculture and Resource Economics at Colorado State University and lead on the study says the mid-Atlantic states

Grain Sorghum Data Needed for Crop Insurance Purposes

The North Carolina Small Grain Growers Association is asking for your help; if you grew sorghum in any of the past three years, the Small Grain Growers Association would like for you to submit production data to them so that

NC Cash Corn Falls with Futures

At the livestock auction held Tuesday in Mt. Airy a total of 382 cattle and 31 goats were sold.  Compared to last week, slaughter cows trended higher; slaughter bulls had no trend.  M&L 1-2 feeder steers, 400-600 lbs., were mostly

GMO’s Look to be the Hot Topic of 2014

Genetically Modified Organisms, or GMO’s are becoming this year’s hot topic, much like sow housing was last year.  Some groups feel that the use of GMO’s in food products should be limited, others would be satisfied with having food products