Monthly Archives: October 2014

New Data Demonstrates Obama Administration’s Commitment to North Carolina’s Rural Economy

On behalf of the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) commitment to strengthening rural economies, USDA Rural Development State Director for North Carolina Randall Gore announced new data highlighting USDA investments in rural North Carolina. This data summarizes specific USDA investments

USDA Extends Dairy Margin Protection Program Deadlines

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, speaking at the National Milk Producers Federation annual meeting, today announced extended deadlines for the dairy Margin Protection Program. Farmers now have until Dec. 5, 2014, to enroll in the voluntary program, established by the 2014

Clemson Launches Bee Care Program

Clemson University has launched a new program to help bee keepers and pesticide applicators care for the state’s pollinator population.  Dr. Steve Cole, Director of Clemson University’s Division of Regulatory and Public Service Programs explains: “We wanted to take some

NC Cash Soybeans Soar

At the livestock auction held Tuesday in Mount Airy a total of 442 cattle and 26 goats were sold.  Compared to last week, slaughter cows were 2.00 to 5.00 lower and slaughter bulls were steady to 14.00 lower.  The North

Cotton Crop Management Seminar Coming Up

Producers, Consultants and extension agents from the southeast area invited to a seminar on cotton crop management November 12th and 13th at the Tifton Campus Conference Center in Tifton, Georgia.  Cotton Inc. is sponsoring the conference, and it is free

Corn Harvest Complete, Small Grains Going in at a Rapid Clip

Corn harvest in the Carolinas got off to the same rough start as the crop did in the spring.  NC State Extension corn specialist Dr. Ron Heiniger: “The data shows that we had a good crop. The coastal plain hasn’t

NC State Economist Mike Walden -: “Incomes over Time”

Mary:  I’m Mary Walden, with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.   Today’s program looks at incomes over time. Mike, each year the federal government releases data that allow us to track the average income of households.  You just

Research Proposals Sought to Target Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus

  Zoetis is seeking proposals for well-defined studies that focus on optimizing the immune response of sows and gilts for the control of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv). The studies should provide insights into new methods that can help control

Let Them Eat Caviar: ‘Waste Book’ Details Government, USDA Spending

U.S. Republican Senator from Oklahoma, Tom Coburn, M.D., has just released his “Waste Book 2012” report. It is 131 pages demonstrating waste of your taxpayer money by federal agencies and departments. Coburn identifies 100 projects – many of them from

Dry Weather Across the Palmetto State Pushes Harvest into High Gear

South Carolina reported 6.7 days suitable for field work in the latest crop progress report for the week ended october 26th.  Topsoil moisture is rated at  2% very short, 29% short, 67% adequate, and 2% surplus.  Charles Davis with Calhoun