Monthly Archives: August 2015

NC State Economist Dr. Mike Walden – “North Carolina Vs. South Carolina”

Mary:  This is Mary Walden with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at North Carolina versus South Carolina.  Mike, there’s long been a rivalry between the two Carolinas, going back to when they were one

South Carolina Drought Conditions Improve Slightly

In the latest drought monitor, released Thursday by the Drought Mitigation Center for conditions through Tuesday morning, South Carolina’s abnormally dry conditions abated slightly, from 93.15% to 91.66%.  the areas experiencing moderate drought remained the same at 63.79% and the

NE Regional School of Biotech & Agriscience Launches Fourth Year

Earlier in August the Northeast Regional School of Biotechnology and Agriscience, a concept high school located in Jamesville, North Carolina launched their fourth year.  Hal Davis, Jr., is Principal: “We serve students from Pitt, Martin, Washington, Beaufort and Tyrrell Counties.

USB Tour Shows Where US Soy Goes

The United Soybean Board’s See for Yourself program, took soy-growers from the U.S. from St. Louis to China and Vietnam recently to learn about U.S. soy’s customers,  the soy checkoff’s role in marketing U.S. soy to those customers, and the

Clemson scientist chasing invasive plant around the world

A seed about the size of the head of a needle has grown into a big problem throughout much of the tropical world. Relatively harmless in its native homelands, a plant called Clidemia hirta has been sprouting in non-native habitats

Grains & Oilseed Futures Continue to Fall

Hog futures declined Wednesday, pressured by profit taking after hopes that demand for pork will remain stout in the face of a global economic slowdown had recently lifted prices sharply higher.  October hogs shed 50 to 67.00, Hogs for December

Unseasonably High Egg Prices Slipping back Towards Normal

Broiler-Fryers:  The North Carolina broiler-fryer market was steady and the live supply was adequate to meet the moderate demand.  Average weights were heavy.  The estimated slaughter for Wednesday in North Carolina was 2,992,000 head compared to 2,946,000 head last Wednesday.

Informational Meetings for Backyard Poultry Owners Scheduled

A series of informational meetings for backyard poultry owners, hosted by North Carolina Department of Agriculture are scheduled around the state to talk about avian influenza.  The meeting will be held from 1:00 to 3:00 pm at each location.  The

NC State Economist Dr. Mike Walden – “Robots and Jobs”

Mary:  I’m Mary Walden with economist MW welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at robots and jobs.  Mike, there is a concern that advances in technology – for example, with robots – will eventually mean significant jobs

Commodity Market Reaction to Global Selloff

Following Monday’s large drop on Wall Street and a selloff in China, commodity markets are performing “as expected,” according to Farm Bureau deputy chief economist John Anderson… Cut 31   :22        OC:…”a terrible outcome.” Anderson says there is no one specific