Monthly Archives: December 2015

AG Summary For Tuesday December 29

Expanding interest in traditional Chinese medicine in the United States is fostering a potentially lucrative new niche market for farmers. While almost all practitioners still rely on imports from China, concerns over contamination and quality is driving up demand for

NC House Ag Committee Chairman Retiring

James Langdon

  North Carolina House of Representatives member James Langdon, from District 28, was first elected in 2004, and has served on the House Agriculture committee since his election and as chair since 2011.  This is his, 6th and final term

Wheat Scab Showing Up as Crop Dries Down

Back in April there were some optimum conditions for scab to show up in winter wheat, and sure enough, it’s shown up as the heads start to dry down, particularly in the eastern part of the state.  Director of Beaufort

Ag Summary For December 24

The National Corn Growers Association reminds farmers they are invited to become a part of the change they desire by actively honing their leadership skills through the Leadership at Its Best Program co-sponsored by Syngenta.  Growers must be nominated by

NC State Ag Economist Dr. Mike Walden – “Static and Dynamic Tax Analysis”

Mary:  This is Mary Walden with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at static and dynamic tax analysis.  Mike, most of the presidential candidates are releasing tax plans.  When groups analyze these plans, often we

Bayer Taking Applications for Young Farmer Sustainability Award

  Bayer is now taking applications for the Young Farmer Sustainability Award. Casey Allen in Corporate Communications at Bayer explains: “We are now in the sixth year of the Young Farmer’s Sustainability Award. An award we have created to recognize

Who Will Grow Our Christmas Trees Twenty Years from Now?

  Current Christmas tree growers are concerned that as they retire, there are no younger growers lined up to take over. Gary Crawford, reporting for the US Department of Agriculture in Washington, has the story. It’s that time of year

NC State Ag Economist Dr. Mike Walden – “Are There Only Upsides to Lower Oil Prices?”

Mary:  I’m Mary Walden, with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.   Today’s program asks if there are only upsides to lower oil prices.  Mike, oil prices continue to fall and fall and fall. Many are talking about gas

Daily Market Highlights For SFN-December 22, 2015

At the 2 weekly livestock auctions held Monday at Turnersburg, and Siler City a total of 617 cattle and 32 goats were sold. Slaughter cows were mostly steady to $2.00 higher, feeder steers were mostly steady, and heifers were mostly

Market Report For Christmas Eve-December 24

By: Rhonda Garrison-Southern Farm Network U.S. grain and soybean futures dropped in quiet trade Wednesday amid ongoing pressure from abundant world inventories and sluggish demand for U.S. supplies. Soybean prices fell for a third consecutive session as demand worries dwarfed