Monthly Archives: June 2016

UK Was the Moderate Voice of the EU when it Came to Biotech

  While the world has begun to absorb the future impacts of the United Kingdom’s plans to leave the European Union many have been contemplating the effects on the agricultural economy in both the UK and the United States.  Veronica

NC Cash Soybeans Rebound

At the 3 weekly livestock auctions held Monday at Canton, Siler City and Turnersburg a total of 1,415 cattle and 97 goats were sold. Slaughter cattle were mostly steady to $5.00 higher. Feeder cattle were mixed when compared to the

NC Cash Corn & Beans Gain

Cattle:  At the livestock auction held Friday in Siler City a total of 755 cattle and 233 goats were sold.  Slaughter cows were 1.00 to 3.00 lower; while bulls were 2.00 to 4.00 lower.  Broiler-Fryers:  The North Carolina broiler-fryer market

Brexit Still Affecting Commodity Markets

The volatility in U.S. protein markets continued Monday as cattle futures overcame lackluster demand to close higher while the hog market ended lower following bearish government inventory data. Cattle and hog contracts generally fared better than most other commodities even

NC State Ag Economist Dr. Mike Walden – “Weighing the Benefits and Costs of Trade”

  Mary:  I’m Mary Walden with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at weighing the benefits and costs of trade. Mike, one of the issues we are hearing about in the political campaigns is international

North Carolina Blueberry Season Underway

North Carolina’s blueberry season is underway, and NC Ag Commissioner, Steve Troxler reports that the season is shaping up to be a good one. Heavy rains in late May and early June slowed field work and harvest, so it probably

SC Watermelon Tour

On Sunday, South Carolina hosted the season opening for watermelons, and SC Ag Commissioner Hugh Weathers was there to pick the season’s first melon. Watermelon, usually considered to be a fun summer-season staple is also big business in the Palmetto

T-TIP Negotiations on Hold

U.S. and European trade negotiations will likely be on hold, according to a former USDA trade chief, after Britain voted to exit the European Union. Paul Drazek, who ran USDA’s trade shop in the Clinton administration, says with all the

Cotton Production Meeting Set

  There will be a cotton crop management meeting on Wednesday morning to address this season’s slow growing crop.  The meeting will be held at Scattered Acres Farms on South Savannah Road between Bath and Bellhaven.  Keith Edmisten, Guy Collins,

NC Cash Grains Slump with Futures

At the 2 livestock auctions held Thursday at Shelby and Smithfield a total of 617 cattle and no goats were sold.  Slaughter cattle were mostly steady to 3 cents lower when compared to the previous sale. Feeder cattle were mixed.