Monthly Archives: May 2016

Troxler announces recipients of 2016 N.C. State Fair Youth Livestock Scholarships

Twenty-seven students awarded $2,000 each RALEIGH – Twenty-seven North Carolina students have been awarded 2016 N.C. State Fair Youth Livestock Scholarships, Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler announced. The scholarships are designed for high school seniors and college students who have participated

Hurricane Season


North Carolina’s Ag Commissioner, Steve Troxler is encouraging the state’s agriculture producers and rural residents to get a head start on the 2016 hurricane season by preparing now for family, workers and livestock on the farm. Researchers are predicting eight

NC Biotech Center Hosts International Event

  Recently, the North Carolina Biotech Center hosted their fourth annual Ag Biotech Entrepreneurial Showcase event.  Paul Ulanch, head of the Biotechnology Crop Commercialization Center explains: “The program was primarily composed of 12 ag biotech companies, some of them, four,

Clemson Technology can Lead to Higher-yielding Fields

  Agricultural engineers at Clemson University have developed technology to tell farmers exactly where to apply fertilizers to their hay fields and how much to use to maximize profits. One technology installs on a round hay baler’s hydraulic kicker and weighs

SC Department of Ag Helping Make Summer Fun

The South Carolina Department of Agriculture is responsible for the accuracy of weights and measures through their metrology lab.  These folks make sure that when you buy fuel, you’re getting a gallon for every gallon you’re charged for. Every station

NC State Economist Dr. Mike Walden – “Have Full-Time Jobs Returned?”

  Mary:  I’m Mary Walden with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program asks if full-time jobs have returned.  Mike, among the many economic issues associated with the Great Recession was the rise of part-time work and

Soybean Futures Maintain Rally into Long Weekend

Cattle futures advanced into the trading day’s close Friday, lifted by gains in the cash cattle markets and hopes for demand to remain firm in the weeks ahead as the U.S. grilling season sets in. June live-cattle futures rose 77

NC Strawberry Season Winding Down

At the 2 livestock auctions held Thursday at Shelby and Smithfield a total of 469 cattle and no goats were sold.  Slaughter cattle were steady to $5.00 higher when compared to the previous sale. Feeder cattle were mostly steady. Average

Grilling Messups and Miscues

  It may seem simple to cook on the outdoor grill, but it can be a little tricky if you don’t know some vital information. Gary Crawford has some examples. “And now….grilling fizzles and flops, part 2.” “I like to

NC State Economist Dr. Mike Walden – “A New Plan for Financing College”

Mary:  I’m Mary Walden, with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective. Today’s program looks at a new plan for financing college.  Mike, the cost of attending college is a big issue today.  Some argue that college debt held