Monthly Archives: December 2014

Top Ten Lender Concerns

Agriculture lenders are carefully watching how their farm customers come out at the end of this year and what they have planned for 2015. Ag View Solutions president and manager Chris Barron recently surveyed ag lenders in different regions of

NCDA Offering Risk Management Workshops

There are seven Risk Management/Commodity Outlook workshops scheduled beginning in January, hosted by NC Department of Agriculture’s Marketing Division.  Topics to be covered in these workshops include; introduction to grain hedging, basis trading, cost of carry, and more.  The first

SC Ag Commissioner Setting Plans for 2015

We are now two days away from the beginning of 2015. There are a lot of goals set and resolutions made over the next few days. The South Carolina Department of Ag is making their own. South Carolina Ag Commissioner

NC State Economist Mike Walden -“Profit’s Role in the Economy”

Mary:    I’m Mary Walden with economist MW welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at profit’s role in the economy.   Mike, as the economy has improved, business profits are on the rise.   Should we view this as good

North Carolina OVT Tobacco data

The attached spreadsheets contain the North Carolina OVT data for current tobacco varieties, both three year average performance (2012-2014) and one year average (2014).  Variety trials were conducted at Kinston, Rocky Mount, Whiteville, and Oxford Research Stations.  Each variety is

NC OVT Corn and Soybean results

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Price Risk Management/Commodity Outlook Workshops

The Marketing Division of the North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services is planning a series of risk management workshops on “Managing Price Volatility/Identifying Macro Indicators”. There is no charge for these workshops and the following topics will be

Former Ag Secretary John Block’s Weekly Commentary – “Cuba At Last”

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

Antibiotic Free Chicken in Pilot School Nutrition Program

The Urban School Food Alliance set an ambitious goal to improve meals served in schools in six of the nation’s largest school systems. Now, the organization is flexing its purchasing muscles by insisting that only antibiotic-free chicken be served in

National Milk Producers Federation Urges Against Loosening Raw Milk Regulations

A new study from the Centers for Disease Control looked at the number of people getting sick from contaminated raw milk. National Milk Producers Federation Vice President of Communications Chris Galen says the number of people getting sick has increased