Monthly Archives: May 2016

Sulfoxaflor Section 18 Granted in Virginia and South Carolina

Sulfoxaflor Section 18 Granted in Virginia and South Carolina Sorghum growers in Virginia and South Carolina now have the green light to use sulfoxaflor to treat sugarcane aphids in grain sorghum during the 2016 growing season. These Section 18 emergency

Former Ag Secretary John Block’s Weekly Commentary – “GMOs Are Safe”

Hello everybody out there in farm country. This radio commentary is brought to you by John Deere and the National Corn Growers Association. They are all friends, supporters, and allies of a healthy farm economy and prosperous rural America. Thank

NC Producer Testifies Before Congress on Ratification of TPP

  Ag leaders are telling Congress they want the benefits of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal now as low commodity prices continue to eat up profits. The only way out of low commodity prices is to increase demand and not

Agronomics Lab Performing Soil Testing for Micronutrient Recommendations

  We know that the agronomics division for the North Carolina Department of Agriculture does soil testing for farmers and homeowners, but they also do some testing themselves, to evaluate micronutrients so as to be able to give farmers, in

North Carolina’s Moderate Drought Conditions Improve

  In the latest regional drought monitor, released Thursday for conditions through Tuesday morning, North Carolina’s abnormally dry conditions improved from just shy of 22% last week, to just over 13% this week.  The first phase of drought, moderate, improved

NC State Economist Dr. Mike Walden – “An On-Line Price Index”

  Mary:  This is Mary Walden with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at an on-line pricing index.  Mike, technology is changing so much in the world, and many of those changes are in how

Livestock Futures Trade Higher on Demand Hopes

Cattle futures ended the session sharply higher Thursday, lifted by short-covering as traders watched for fresh signs of demand. June live-cattle futures rose 77 to $118, recovering from a sharp drop earlier in the trading day. Cattle for August were

NC Cash Corn Pushes $5

At the 2 livestock auctions held Wednesday at North Wilkesboro and Norwood a total of 840 cattle and 4 goats were sold.  Slaughter cows were mostly steady; slaughter bulls were mostly steady to $7.00 higher. Feeder cattle were mostly $6.00

March Pork Exports Rise

  The first quarter of this year was better for U.S. pork exports than what was seen in the last quarter of 2015. March export values were down slightly, but volume was at the largest level in nearly a year.

Corn Futures Breach $4

Cattle futures ended the session narrowly higher Wednesday, lifted by short covering as traders scaled back bets on a steeper slide ahead. June live-cattle futures rose 15 to $118, after hitting the lowest levels in nearly three weeks on Tuesday.