Monthly Archives: November 2014

Eastern Carolina Cattlemen’s Conference Coming Up

The Eastern Carolina Cattlemen’s Conference is scheduled for Tuesday, December 2nd in Clinton at the Agri-Exposition Center.  Paul Gonzales, Sampson County Extension talks about the event: “We will be going from 12:30 to 7:30. We will have discussions on weed

Lame Duck Congress to Hustle Through Tax Provisions

  There will be just two weeks – three at most – after Thanksgiving for the lame duck Congress to extend tax breaks key for agriculture. And some fear it may be too late. Ag Senator and Finance Committee member

A Pretty Good Holiday Season for the Turkey Industry

As 2014 rushes closer to the end, most U.S. turkey producers find themselves in a pretty good situation. Gary Crawford has more. “The nation’s turkey producers have several things to be thankful for this holiday season. The big thing right

NC State Economist Mike Walden – “Discounting the Future”

Mary:  This is Mary Walden with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at discounting the future.  Mike, there’s an old adage that says “time is money”.  When we look at situations where people are comparing

Weekly Cotton Market Update

The most-actively traded March contract has been stable at values between 58 and 60 cents. With the fall in prices since the spring, there has been little incentive for mills to enter the market. As long as a down trend

Former Ag Secretary John Block’s Weekly Commentary – “Laid An Egg”

Hello everybody out there in farm country. This radio commentary is brought to you by Monsanto, and John Deere. They are all friends, supporters, and allies of a healthy farm economy and prosperous rural America. Thank you. And now for

Sorghum Checkoff Looks for More Markets

Yesterday, we heard from one of the youngest checkoff programs…the Sorghum Checkoff.  Executive Director for the United Sorghum Checkoff Program Florentino Lopez says the Checkoff focuses on three areas, crop improvement, renewables and high value markets… “The crop improvement side

Weather Woes Push Wheat Futures Higher

Hog futures closed little changed Wednesday, and continued weakness in wholesale pork prices will likely continue to constrain any significant price gains in futures markets, according to analysts. December lean-hog futures closed unchanged from Tuesday’s price at 90.95, February contracts

NC Cash Corn Ends Week Mixed

At the livestock auction held Tuesday in Mount Airy a total of 255 cattle and 35 goats were sold.  Compared to the previous sale, slaughter cows were steady to 6.00 higher, bulls mostly steady. Feeder cattle were sharply lower. Demand

Common and Not-so-Common Knowledge about Thanksgiving

Do you think you know all about the history of Thanksgiving?  If so, then this report from Gary Crawford may surprise you…