Monthly Archives: October 2015

NC State Ag Economist Mike Walden – “Healthy Borrowing”

10-23-15  2:00 run time Mary:  This is Mary Walden with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at healthy borrowing.  Mike, the latest report on household credit was just released.  Households are borrowing more.  Is that

NC State Ag Economist Mike Walden – “How Strong Is Re-Shoring?”

  Mary:  I’m Mary Walden with economist MW welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program asks, how strong is re-shoring.  Mike, the nation and North Carolina have lost thousands of jobs in recent decades to off-shoring. Off-shoring occurs when

Market Signals for Corn & Soybeans

  USDA’s most-recent Crop Production and Supply/Demand report continues to reverberate through the markets. That report estimated the corn yield at 168 bpa and U.S. corn production at 13.6 bbu, the third-largest on record. Iowa State University Extension Ag Economist

South Carolina Still Assessing Crop Damage from Flooding

  In the latest Crop Progress report for South Carolina there were 4.4 days suitable for field work in the week ended Sunday, October 18th, compared to just shy of two the week before.  Jacob Stokes with Florence County reports

Freeze Damage in Central North Carolina Ends Growing Season

  2015 is the year that just keeps on giving for ag producers.  A wet, cool spring followed by dry conditions, then excessive rainfall at harvest time, and now, and early frost.  North Carolina Department of Agriculture Regional Agronomist Don

SE Cotton Continues to Outpace National Average

Cattle:  At the livestock auction held Monday in Siler City, Canton, Turnersburg a total of 1,483 cattle and 28 goats were sold.  Compared to last week, slaughter cows were mostly steady; slaughter bulls were 3.00 to 6.00 higher.  Feeder cattle

NC State Ag Economist Mike Walden – “Are Internet Sales Taxed?”

Mary:  This is Mary Walden with economist MW welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program asks if internet sales are taxed. Mike, the state budget session that just concluded had a lot of discussion about taxes.   One issue that

Hog Futures Rise on Demand from Packers

Live-cattle futures rose on Tuesday, as hopes for a continued recovery in demand carried contracts to the highest levels in a month. October cattle futures picked up 197 to $134, December cattle futures rose 152 to $143, and October Feeder-cattle

Peanut Producers Donate Product to Food Bank

The National Peanut Board, along with peanut butter manufacturers and state peanut grower organizations have donated more than 62,000 jars of peanut butter to Harvest Hope Food Bank through Peanut Proud, a non-profit organization of the US Peanut Industry.  The

Read the Fine Print in EPA’s Farm Data Case

Article courtesy Gary Baise EPA won a legal decision in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 29, which has been advertised as a victory for U.S. Farmers and Ranchers trying to protect private, personal, and financial records regarding their Concentrated Animal Feeding