Monthly Archives: April 2016

NC Cash Grains Soften with Futures

Broiler-Fryers:  The North Carolina broiler-fryer market was steady and the live supply was adequate to meet the moderate demand.  Average weights were mostly heavy.  The estimated slaughter for Wednesday in North Carolina was 2,963,000 head compared to 2,746,000 head last

Cotton Futures Inexplicably Continue to Post Gains

Cattle futures ended the trading session lower on Wednesday, pressured by profit-taking, as investors searched for fresh signs of demand. April live-cattle futures slid 80 to $126, after climbing to a one-week high on Tuesday, June cattle declined 95 to

NC State Economist Mike Walden – “Debates over Family Time”

  Mary:  I’m Mary Walden, with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.   Today’s program looks at debates over family time.  Mike, there are many on-going debates about the labor market, with discussions about the minimum wage, income inequality,

Quick Pace of Planting Limits Corn Futures’ Rise

Cattle futures climbed to a one-week high Tuesday, as traders added to bets that smaller-than-expected expansion of the nation’s herd would keep the market afloat. April live-cattle futures advanced 125 to $126, Cattle for June rose 215 to $118, Feeder-cattle

NC Cash Grains Rise with Futures

At the 3 weekly livestock auctions held Monday at Canton, Siler City and Turnersburg a total of 2,047 cattle and 32 goats were sold. Slaughter cows were mostly steady to $2.00 lower, slaughter bulls were mostly steady. Feeder cattle were

NC State Economist Mike Walden – “Taking the Pulse of Consumer Finances”

  Mary:  This is Mary Walden with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.   Today’s program takes the pulse of consumer finances.  Mike, every quarter the Federal Reserve releases statistics about the condition of consumer finances.  What does the

Tobacco Setting Underway in North Carolina

  In the latest crop progress report for conditions through Sunday, April 24th there were 5.6 days suitable for field work across North Carolina, compared to over six the week before.  Topsoil moisture is rated at 3% very short, 18%

Trans-Atlantic Trade Talks Continue

  U.S.-European trade talks continue in New York this week, but American Farm Bureau’s trade adviser says numerous agriculture hurdles remain. Farm Bureau’s Dave Salmonsen says some European Union agriculture trade irritants have been around for decades. He plans to address

Damage to NC Peaches from Frost Still Unknown

  It’s taken a while to assess the freeze damage to the state’s peach crop in North Carolina, says Mike Parker, NCSU Tree fruit extension specialist explains: “We have a batter feel, we know that the freezing temperatures that we

South Carolina Farmer Resource Rodeo

  On May 5th from 9:30 am until 3:30 pm at the Phillips Market Center at the State Farmers Market in West Columbia there will be a Farmer Resource Rodeo.  Farmers and interested parties will have the opportunity to learn