Monthly Archives: February 2016

NC Cash Eggs Steady

At the 2 livestock auctions held Wednesday at North Wilkesboro and Norwood a total of 731 cattle and no goats were sold.  Slaughter cattle were mostly steady. Feeder cattle were mixed when compared to the previous sales.   Average dressing slaughter

Spring Pesticide Collection and Disposal Underway

  The spring pesticide collection and disposal schedule is underway with Currituck County scheduled for Saturday, April 8th, with an inclement weather date of Saturday, April 16th.  The county is offering two locations; one on the mainland from 9:00 am

NC State Economist Dr. Mike Walden – “The Growing World Middle Class”

  Mary:  This is Mary Walden with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at the growing world middle class.  Mike, there’s been much discussion about the shrinking of the relative size of the middle class

NC Market Highlights

Broiler-Fryers:  The North Carolina broiler-fryer market was steady and the live supply was adequate to meet the moderate demand.  Average weights were heavy.  The estimated slaughter for Wednesday in North Carolina was 2,988,000 head compared to 2,885,000 head last Wednesday.

NC State Economist Dr. Mike Walden – “Where Do Retirement Incomes Go?”

  Mary:  I’m Mary Walden with economist MW welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program asks, where do retirement incomes go?  Mike, as our nation ages, where retirees live and spend their money will become more important to the

Global Economics Driving the Downturn in Tobacco

  Since we last heard from NC State Ag Economist Dr. Blake Brown, things have changed, and tobacco contracts being offered to producers are different than what was anticipated: “Yes, and it’s disappointing, and we’d hoped that we could get

Wheat Prices Hit Six-Year Low

Hog futures reversed early-session losses Wednesday, settling higher on the trading day. April hog futures advanced 1.525 cents to 71.475 cents a pound. Other contracts all rose. U.S. cattle futures fell early Wednesday, pressured by profit-taking after prices climbed to

Dip in Cotton Futures Explained

  Cotton Inc. Economist Jon Devin’s weekly update on cotton markets: Recent Price Movement Cotton prices continue to be heavy. Recent values for the most-actively traded May contract have been setting a series of life of contract lows. The dip

Fruit Growers Meeting Set

  Oconee County Fruit Growers meeting is set for Wednesday, March 2nd from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm at Musser Fruit Research Farm in Seneca.  There will be a variety of speakers and topics to help fruit growers meet their

Livestock Futures Get a Boost from Increased Demand

Cattle futures continued to climb Tuesday, lifted by signs of strengthening demand for livestock and beef. February live-cattle futures rose 52 to $136, Cattle futures for April rose 87 to $135, Feeder-cattle futures for March were up 185 to $157