Monthly Archives: January 2016

Wheat Futures Slip in Mid-Week Trade

Cattle futures extended gains Wednesday, climbing to fresh three-week highs on hopes that recent strength in demand bodes well for producers selling cattle in the negotiated markets in the days ahead. February live-cattle futures rose 270 to $135, Cattle futures

Wheat Futures Gain to a Five-week High

Cattle futures rallied Tuesday, climbing to the highest levels in nearly three weeks on hopes that recent strength in the cash markets bodes well for producers selling cattle in the negotiated markets in the days ahead. February live-cattle futures rose

NC State Economist Dr. Mike Walden – “Fuels and Pollution”

  Mary:  This is Mary Walden with economist MW welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at fuels and pollution.  Mike, reducing air pollution and the potential for global warming is a goal of public policy.  The way

Clemson Extension Making Progress on Strategic Plan

Pee Dee Research and Education Center

It’s been a good six weeks or so since we caught up with Dr. Tom Dobbins, Director of Clemson Extension, and today he brings us up to date on the progress in implementing the new strategic plan for Extension in

Eastern Broccoli Project Completed-For Now


  Dr. Janine Davis, Associate Professor and Extension Specialist in the Department of Horticultural Science with NC State based at the Mountain Research Station outlines the recently completed Eastern Broccoli project: “The Eastern Broccoli project was a five year project

Hops Conference Set for March

The success of the craft beer industry and interest in using locally grown ingredients has encouraged an adventuresome group of farmers in the South Atlantic region to try their hands at growing hops, but the climate here is challenging. An

Renovation of the Pee Dee REC Progressing According to Schedule

  Yesterday we began our conversation with Dr. Tom Dobbins, Director of Clemson Extension on the implementation of the strategic plan to bring Extension in South Carolina back to its glory days.  For the past year or so, Extension has

CALS Dean Leads the Charge for Connect NC Bond Referendum

Connect NC

  North Carolina State University’s Dean of the College of Ag and Life Sciences, Richard Linton recently spoke with farmers and agribusiness stakeholders about the Connect NC Bond Referendum coming up on the March ballot.  Linton explains how agriculture and

NC Cash Egg Supply Tight

At the 2 weekly livestock auctions held Monday at Turnersburg, and Siler City a total of 346 cattle and 3 goats were sold. Slaughter cows were mostly $3.00 to $6.00 higher, bulls were mostly steady when compared to the previous

Clemson Extension Working on Flood Damage

  Clemson Extension Director Dr. Tom Dobbins and his team are working with South Carolina’s state government to put a total to last year’s flood damage: “What we can say is that it’s going to be more than $375 million