Monthly Archives: April 2015

National Pork Producers Encouraging Comment on Proposed Dietary Guidelines

  Recently, the Dietary Guidelines Board released their recommendations to update the nation’s dietary guidelines Dr. Dan Kovich, Assistant Director of Science and Technology for the National Pork Producers outline why the recommendations caused such an uproar: National Pork Producers’

Major Trade Negotiations Underway in Washington

Trade is the talk of Washington during National Association of Farm Broadcaster’s Washington Watch Event.  There are three major negotiations underway, and Chief Economist for the American Farm Bureau Federation says they’re all enter-twined

Broiler Market Steady

At the 3 livestock auctions held Monday at Canton, Turnersburg, and Siler City a total of 2,142 cattle and 67 goats were sold.  Slaughter cows were mostly steady to $3.00 higher, feeder steers were mostly $2.00 to $5.00 higher, and

Cattle and Bean Futures Rise

Hog futures advanced. May hogs rose 1.475 cent to 73.75 cents a pound. Most-active June hogs gained 0.5 cent to 79.90 cents a pound. U.S. cattle futures ended the session higher Tuesday, buoyed by weakness in the U.S. dollar and

NC State Economist Dr. Mike Walden – “Is the United States in Decline?”

Mary:  This is Mary Walden with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.   Today’s program asks if the United States is in decline.  Mike, there is a point of view that our country is in a period of long-run

NC State Economist Dr. Mike Walden – “Impacts of Tariffs”

Mary:  I’m Mary Walden with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at the impacts of tariffs.   Mike, world trade has increased substantially in recent decades.  One reason is the reduction – or in some cases,

SCDA Working to Make Feed Safer

There is a lot of aspects to the SCDA that most people give a lot of thought to. One of them is the Consumer Protection Division that has a lot of responsibilities that affect all residents of the state. South

GMO Free Labeling is a Federal Issue

Several topics are getting a lot of attention in the nation’s capitol, and the labeling of genetically modified organisms is one of them; to label or not, is it a state issue or a federal issue.  John Bode, President &

Futures Market Recap

In Spite of Late Freeze, Strawberries Should be Abundant

We had a late cold snap that frightened a lot of people about the strawberry crop. North Carolina Ag Commissioner Steve Troxler: “We rank in the top five in the nation for strawberries and it’s a good time of year