Monthly Archives: August 2015

Sunbelt Ag Expo Names State Winners for Farmer of the Year

This will be the 26th year that Swisher Sweets International has sponsored the Farmer of the Year award at the Sunbelt Ag Expo in Moultrie, Georgia.  Danny Kornegay, of Kornegay Family Farms in Johnston County, is the state farmer of

Hog Futures Continue Rally

Hog futures extended gains Tuesday after rallying by the exchange-imposed daily limit the previous session, lifted by hopes that pork demand is likely to remain stout amid broader uncertainty about a global economic slowdown. October hogs advanced 167 to 67.50,

Soybeans Lone Gainer in NC Cash Markets

At the 3 weekly livestock auctions held Monday at Canton, Turnersburg, and Siler City a total of 1665 cattle and 58 goats were sold.  Slaughter cows were mixed, feeder steers were steady $15.00 lower, and heifers were mostly $8.50 to

Sugarcane Aphid Working on South Carolina’s Crops

South Carolina’s latest crop progress report for conditions through Sunday, August 23rd states there were 5.9 days suitable for field work, slightly less than the week before.  Danny Howard with Greenville County’s District 10 reports that conditions are hot, humid

Down to the Wire on Implementation of WOTUS

The clock is ticking away quickly on the Waters of the US Rule, set to go into effect on Friday.  Scott Yeager, Environmental Council for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association in Washington, DC outlines some of the lawsuits that have

NC State Economist Dr. Mike Walden – “A Minimum Wage Alternative”

Mary:  This is Mary Walden with economist MW welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at a minimum wage alternative.  Mike, many people want to see the minimum wage increased – perhaps almost doubled.   They say it would

Control Next Year’s Palmer Amaranth Now

As harvest gets underway in the southeast, weed specialist are advising farmers to think ahead to next year’s potential weed problems explains Rod Gurganus, Director of Beaufort County Extension: “We have a really good crop of palmer coming on. We

Avian influenza informational meetings to be held for backyard poultry owners

The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is holding five regional meetings to inform backyard poultry owners about the highly pathogenic avian influenza virus that is expected to be introduced in the state this fall. Veterinarians with NCDA&CS and

Palmer Control after Corn Harvest

Hopefully, by now all cotton fields have been hand-weeded before viable seed were produced.  As mentioned in the previous article regarding weed management, hand-weeding is the first step and a big step in weed management for the following season. However,

Several Commodities Follow Wall Street Lower

Cattle futures slid Monday, pressured by weakness in outside markets as would-be buyers jumped to the sidelines. August live-cattle futures shed 157 to $143, October live-cattle futures fell 152 to $142 Hog futures, meanwhile, were lifted by short-covering after a