Monthly Archives: June 2015

N.C. A&T partners with local Montagnard group

GREENSORO — An agriculture research project at North Carolina A&T State University will establish recommendations for small-scale urban vegetable production for the Piedmont. The project is an innovative partnership between N.C. A&T’s School of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences (SAES) and

Former Ag Secretary John Block’s Weekly Commentary – “Court Rules on Raisins”

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

NC State Econonmist Dr. Mike Walden – “What’s the Delay?”

  Mary: This is Mary Walden with economist MW welcoming you to the economic perspective. Today’s program asks, what’s the delay?  Mike, it seems like for years we’ve been talking about the Federal Reserve raising interest rates.  Speculation early this

Wheat Futures Soar

The hog market narrowly climbed, ahead of a closely watched federal supply report expected to show expansion under way in the nation’s hog herd. July hogs picked up 80 to 75.45, most-active August futures gained 67 to 72.82. Cattle futures

NC Bell Pepper Production Affected by Heat

  At the livestock auction held Thursday at Smithfield a total of 338 cattle and 2 goats were sold.  Slaughter cows were mixed, feeder steers were $1.00 to $10.00 lower, and heifers were mostly lower when compared to the previous

Down East Crops Looking Excellent

While the western two-thirds of North Carolina struggles with some type of dry conditions, Rod Gurganus, Director of Beaufort County Extension feels a little guilty, lack of moisture is NOT their problem: “I feel bad talking to friends in other

National Cattlemen’s to File Suit Against EPA over WOTUS

The Environmental Protection Agency is forging ahead on implementing the Waters of the US Rule, which was finalized back in May.  Colin Woodall, VP of Government Affairs, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association in Washington, DC says NCBA, and others are preparing

Pee Dee Agriporium To Hold Meeting

A public meeting will be held Thursday, July 9th from 7:30 to 8:30 pm at the Pee Dee Agriporium in Marion.  The purpose of the meeting is to issue an update on the food hub, introduce new director and staff,

Wayne County Crop Updates

Attached are the yield results for the 2015 Wheat Variety Test as well as a two year average of both 2014 and 2015 Wheat Variety Tests for Wayne County.  The 2015 Variety Test Map is also attached.   See attached

Grains & Oilseeds Soar to Mulit-Month Highs

Cattle futures tumbled Thursday, pressured by worries that slack demand will continue to hang over the sagging cash cattle market for weeks to come. June live-cattle futures slid 217 to $148, the lowest closing price for a front-month contract in