Monthly Archives: July 2014

Corn Crop Varies Across the State

Today we are talking with Scott Pitts, Dekalb Agronomist for North Carolina. What is going on in the field? “This is my 6th year in the field and no two have been the same. We have some spots that will

NC State Economist Mike Walden – “Changes in Student Housing”

    Mary:  I’m Mary Walden with economist MW welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at changes in student housing.  Mike, when I attended college I lived in a dorm.  You lived in an old house that

NC Cash Soybeans Jump with Futures

At the livestock auction held Friday in Siler City a total of 1,465 cattle and 78 goats were sold.  Compared to last week, breaking type slaughter cows were 2.00m lower; boning type slaughter cows were mixed, 1.50 lower to 2.00

Swine Health Recommendations for Fair Season

  Fair season is just around the corner, and for pig exhibitors – vigilance is recommended to minimize disease. Pork Checkoff director of swine health information and research Dr. Lisa Becton encourages exhibitors to learn to identify a sick animal…

August is National Farmers’ Market Month

It is high summer here in the Carolinas which means that everything worth eating is now at your favorite farmers market. Farmers market month gets underway later this week. South Carolina Ag Commissioner Hugh Weathers: “It’s a time when things

“The Business of Being in Business” Workshop Coming up

One of the great things about the NC Dept of Ag are all of the really useful workshops that are offered. One coming up later in August is for food businesses. North Carolina Ag Commissioner Steve Troxler: “We are calling

Yellow Flash in Soybeans

Some funny looking soybeans are turning up…they appear to be plagued with a condition known as ‘yellow flash.’  This happens to soybeans that have had a recent application of glyphosate, which arises when glyphosate is absorbed into the plant, and

NC State Economist Mike Walden – “Regional Gains and Gaps”

  Mary:  This is Mary Walden with economist MW welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at regional gains and gaps.   Mike, as we look at the economic change that has occurred in North Carolina since the recession

Let’s Talk Water

For as long as I can remember, I’ve had a love affair with water.  Of course, my sweet mother will argue with you that I had something of a phobia as a small child, but I got over it when

Survey Results Confirm Continued Honey Bee Colony Loss in the Commonwealth

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) announced today the results of the 8th annual national survey of honey bee colony losses conducted by the Bee Informed Partnership (BIP). Over last winter (between October 2013 and April 2014),