Monthly Archives: February 2016

NC Cash Grains Follow Futures Lower

At the 3 weekly livestock auctions held Monday at Canton, Siler City and Turnersburg a total of 2272 cattle and 21 goats were sold. Slaughter cows were mixed, slaughter bulls were mostly steady to $8.00 higher. Feeder cattle were higher

Nominations Open for America’s Farmers Mom of the Year

  Nominations for the 2016 America’s Farmers Mom of the Year are now open. By nominating your favorite farm mom, she could win up to $10,000. This is the seventh year for the program. Monsanto’s Tracy Mueller says it’s all

NC Cattlemen’s and NC Dairymen’s Conference this Week

  The 65th annual North Carolina Cattlemen’s and North Carolina Dairymen’s Conferences are scheduled for this week, February 25th through the 27th at the Hickory Metro Center in Hickory.  Several educational breakout sessions will be offered on Friday, including ‘Importance

Time to Fish or Cut Bait on Winter Wheat

  The time has come when farmers with winter wheat need to make the decision to fish or cut bait…manage the crop for grain harvest, or call it a cover crop and move on.  Regional Agronomist with the North Carolina

NC State Economist Dr. Mike Walden – “New Comparisons of Owning vs. Buying”

Mary:  This is Mary Walden with economist MW welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at new comparisons of owning versus buying.  Mike, one of the biggest decisions a household must make is whether to own their residence

Short Covering Pushes Hog Futures Higher

Cattle futures rallied to the highest levels in two-and-a-half weeks Monday, underpinned by hopes that the market is staging a recovery after a slump in demand that began in early February. February live-cattle futures rose 105 to $136, April live-cattle

SCDA Celebrates National FFA Week

South Carolina’s Ag Commissioner, Hugh Weathers is celebrating National FFA Week this week with over 7,500 members in 110 chapters across the state. FFA members will descend on the State House Wednesday to visit representatives, as well as the commissioner

SE Cotton Falls Below 60 Cents

Cattle:  At the livestock auction held Friday in Siler City a total of 764 cattle and 42 goats were sold.  Slaughter cattle were unevenly steady; while feeder cattle were mostly higher.  Demand, market activity and buyer interest were moderate.  Offerings

NC State Economist Dr. Mike Walden – “What’s Driving Downtown Living?

  Mary:    I’m Mary Walden with economist MW welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program asks what’s driving downtown living. Mike, one of the biggest geographic changes occurring in the last decade has been the revival of residential developments

Training Dates Set for SC Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program

Training Dates Set for SC Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program Farmers seekng authorization to participate in the South Carolina Farmers’ market Nutrition Program can now register for training.  This program allows farmers to take WIC vouchers, as well as Senior vouchers