Monthly Archives: September 2014

Skip Wheat, Go Full Season Soybeans

When it comes to commodity prices, the old adage of ‘what goes up, must come down’ seems is usually true, with prices down across the board this year, after several years on the high side.  DuPont Pioneer Field Agronomist, Kevin

Cover Crop Workshop this Friday

[/audio]  Clemson Extension is offering a workshop on cover crops at the Roper Mountain Science Center near Greenville on Friday, October 3rd   from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm.  The workshop will cover using cover crops in your current rotation, how

Cost-Share Monies Available for Organic Certification

SC State Fair Underway Next Week

NC Cash Grains Jump

At the livestock auctions held Monday in Siler City a total of 1,102 cattle and 226 goats were sold.  Compared to last week, slaughter cows were steady.  Slaughter bulls were 1.00 to 2.00 higher.  M&L 1-2 feeder cattle, 400-600 lbs.,

NC State Economist Mike Walden – “Imports and Jobs”

Mary:  I’m Mary Walden with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at imports and jobs.  Mike, as characteristic of the U.S. market during the last two decades has been the slower growth of jobs compared

Corn Wars: A Legal Battle Over GMO Traits

Cargill has filed a lawsuit against Syngenta Seeds, Inc. accusing it of commercializing a GMO trait (MIR 162) corn seed not yet approved for importation into China. Cargill claims it is losing millions of dollars as a result of China

USDA Implements New Farm Bill Provision for Peanut Producers

WASHINGTON, Sept. 26, 2014 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced a new peanut revenue policy that will be available for eligible peanut producers. The policy, approved by the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC) Board of Directors, paves

NC Broiler-Fryer Market Holding Steady

At the livestock auction held Thursday at Smithfield a total of 463 cattle and no goats were sold.  Slaughter cows were mostly steady to $3.00 higher, feeder steers were mostly $4.00 to $11.00 higher, and heifers were $1.00 to $10.00

NCDA Strongly Urging Producers to have Corn Tested for Aflatoxin

As corn harvest wraps up, North Carolina Department of Agriculture is strongly encouraging corn producers to have their grain tested for Aflatoxin.  George Ferguson, feed compliance officer in the food and drug division with NCDA: “It’s no different than most