Monthly Archives: July 2016

Documented Cases of EEE Increasing

  A serious horse disease carried by mosquitos has spread across South Carolina, making it essential that horse owners have their animals vaccinated, according to officials with Clemson University Livestock-Poultry Health. Recent cases of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) have moved

Sweetgum Hybrids Potential Cash Crop for Marginal Land

  While oftentimes considered an undesirable tree in the native landscape, work is being done on a sweetgum hybrid tree to supply the paper and pulp industries in the southeast.  Scott Merkle, professor and associate dean of Research at the

NC Cash Grains Rebound

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 3,001,000 head compared to 2,959,000 head last

Cotton Futures Rebound

Cattle futures rallied to the highest price levels in a month on Tuesday, lifted by hopes that a smaller-than-expected increase in U.S. livestock and beef supplies will keep the market from falling further. August live-cattle futures climbed 92 to $113,

Heat Creating a Production Gap in NC Squash

At the 3 weekly livestock auctions held Monday at Canton, Siler City and Turnersburg a total of 1,043 cattle and 55 goats were sold. Slaughter cows were mostly steady to $1.00 lower; slaughter bulls were mostly steady. Feeder heifers were

NC Crop Progress Shows a Tale of Two States; with and without Rain

  There were more than 6 days suitable for field work in North Carolina for the week ended July 23rd, compared to 5.5 the week before as reported in the weekly crop progress report.  Topsoil moisture is rated at 3%

NC State Ag Economist Dr. Mike Walden – “Checking In on Households’ Balance Sheets”

  Mary:  This is Mary Walden with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.   Today’s program checks in on households’ balance sheets.  Mike, it’s standard practice for businesses to periodically examine changes to their assets and debts.  But can

Trans-Pacific Partnership Could be in Trouble

  The Democrats and Republicans are taking different positions on the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, even as both parties’ candidates oppose the TPP in its present form. The Democrat’s platform reflects Hillary Clinton’s newfound TPP opposition, calling for “strong and

South Carolina Producers Kind of Iffy on Going Back to Winter Wheat

  Yesterday we heard from Clemson agronomist David DeWitt on the progress of crops in his service area of Lee, Kershaw and Sumter Counties.  Corn harvest should be underway in the next week or so, and once complete, producers will

Cattle-on-Feed Report Pulls Livestock Futures Higher

A brighter-than-expected outlook for U.S. cattle supplies sent futures to the highest close in three weeks on Monday, as prices rallied by the exchange-imposed daily limit. August live-cattle futures surged 300 to $112, Cattle futures for October also closed limit