Monthly Archives: November 2014

Small Business Development Workshop Offered for SC’s Green Industry

On December 9th there will be a Business Development seminar for the green industry in South Carolina at the SC Forestry Commission in Columbia.  Topics include insurance for small businesses, social media, the business plan and more.  The cost is

NC State Economist Mike Walden – “Social Security Payment Increases”

Mary:  I’m Mary Walden, with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.   Today’s program looks at Social Security payment increases. Mike, about 58 million Americans receive Social Security checks.  Since the 1970s, the amounts in these checks have been

Slow Midwestern Harvest Pushes Grains & Oilseeds Higher

On Tuesday, the hog market settled lower. December hogs fell 37 to 90.95, the February contract fell 67 to 89.82. Live-cattle futures reversed midday to end the session modestly higher Tuesday, supported by short-covering after a sharp early-week decline. December

NC Christmas Tree Growers Participate in Trees for Troops Program

So that members of the military may have a fresh cut tree the North Carolina Christmas Tree Association has been a part of the ‘Trees for Troops’ campaign, and 2014 is no exception.  Marketing Specialist with the North Carolina Department

Role of the Sorghum Checkoff

One of the youngest checkoff programs belongs to the Sorghum Industry. Executive Director for the United Sorghum Checkoff Program Florentino Lopez, says the checkoff is designed to help produce achieve a new direction and goals set up for themselves… “We

NC Egg Prices Soar Going Into Holiday Season

At the 2 livestock auctions held Monday at Turnersburg and Siler City a total of 919 cattle and 16 goats were sold.  Slaughter cows were steady to $5.00 higher, feeder steers were mostly $10.00 to $35.00 lower, and heifers were

North Carolina Sweet Potato Harvest Wrapping Up

In the latest crop progress report for North Carolina for the week ended November 23rd, there were 5.6 days suitable for field work across the Tar Heel State.  Topsoil moisture is rated at 2% very short, 19% short, 75% adequate

NC State Economist Mike Walden – “Looking Back at Prices”

Mary:  This is Mary Walden with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.   Today’s program looks back at prices.  Mike, you often tease me that I live in the 70s, because I frequently relate what something costs today to

Senator’s Government Spending Report Could Upset Your Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a wonderful time to celebrate family and this wonderful country. While you are enjoying turkey and football, think about folks who really have reason to celebrate Thanksgiving. U.S. Senator Tom Coburn, R-Okla., in his new Waste Book 2012

North Carolina Climate: The SCOfficial 2014-15 Winter Outlook

Today, we wrap up our look ahead to the winter with our 2014-15 Winter Outlook, featuring a recap of current conditions, past years with similar patterns, and a month-by-month outlook for the next few months: Click here   The State