Monthly Archives: September 2015

With fall fire season approaching, N.C. Forest Service offers tips to prevent wildfires

– As fall wildfire season approaches, the N.C. Forest Service encourages North Carolinians to heed the call of National Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 4-10, and take steps to ensure careful burning of leaves and yard debris. Fall wildfire season typically

Weekly Cotton Market Update

Recent Price Movement After breaking through support near the 62 cent mark, and after briefly touching levels below 60 cents, cotton prices were able to bounce back a bit and have been to recover to values near 61 cents. For

NC Egg Prices Soften

At the 3 weekly livestock auctions held Monday at Canton, Turnersburg, and Siler City a total of 1242 cattle and 27 goats were sold. Slaughter cows were $9.00 to $14.00 lower, feeder steers were mixed, and heifers were lower, when

The 2015/16 Wheat Crop is Déjà vu All Over Again

With harvest underway, many producers are once again scratching their heads when it comes to whether or not to plant winter wheat.  NC State Extension Small Grain Specialist Dr. Ron Heiniger says, it’s déjà vu all over again: “We were

Pork Enjoying Success at Foodservice & Retail

The swine industry suffered a major hit in 2014 with PEDv. Jarrod Sutton, who is the Pork Checkoff vice president of channel marketing, says pig farmers responded and pork supplies are much higher than a year ago… “We knew there

Wet Weather Brings Fieldwork to a Standstill

There were 4.4 days suitable for field work in South Carolina for the week ended September 27th according to the latest Crop Progress Report.  Topsoil moisture is rated at 4% very short, 34% short, 59% adequate and 3% surplus.  Mark

Cattle Futures Close Limit Down, Hogs Rally

  A deeper slump in wholesale-beef prices renewed worries about demand in the U.S. live-cattle market Tuesday, pushing futures to a two-year low. October live cattle tumbled by the exchange-imposed daily limit of 300 points to $129, the lowest closing

NC State Economist Dr. Mike Walden – “Changes in Business Investment”

Mary:  This is Mary Walden with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.   Today’s program looks at changes in business investment.  Mike, investments by businesses are important for making those firms profitable and the economy productive.   When we think

2015-2016 Wheat Variety Selection

Attached is the 2015 Wheat Variety Performance and Recommendations factsheet from NCSU.  It contains valuable information pertaining to variety characteristics.  Selecting the correct variety for your operation based upon previous issues can help reduce potential problems during the season.  Also

National FFA Organization membership sets record of 629,367 students

With global needs to fight hunger and prepare for the expected population growth, the industry of agriculture needs educated, skilled and passionate people dedicated to sustainability. The National FFA Organization is answering this need, as the record growth of the