Monthly Archives: August 2016

Underutilized Genetics Could Help Soybeans Weather Mother Nature

  If insects infest your soybean fields or if your crop is suffering from potassium deficiency, you can correct that for the future. But if your fields aren’t getting enough rain or are facing other weather-related stresses, you have much

NC Cash Grains Trend Lower with Futures

At the 3 weekly livestock auctions held Monday at Canton, Siler City and Turnersburg a total of 1,511 cattle and 56 goats were sold. Slaughter cattle were mixed. Feeder cattle were $2.00 to $9.00 lower when compared to the previous

Rains in Texas Push Cotton Futures Lower

Cattle futures bounced off one-month lows Tuesday, ending sharply higher in some contracts as traders searched for fresh signs of demand for beef at discounted price levels. August live-cattle rose 75 to $111, after hitting the lowest settlement in a

Southern South Carolina Corn Harvest Looking Great

  There were just shy of seven day suitable for field work in South Carolina in the week ended August 28th, compared to just over six the previous week as reported in the latest crop progress report.  Topsoil moisture is

NC State Ag Economist Dr Mike Walden – “Explaining Slow Economic Growth”

  Mary:  This is Mary Walden with economist MW welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at explaining slow economic growth.  Mike, one of the distinguishing features of today’s economy is the relatively slow rate of economic improvement

Added Value Ag Curriculum Available for Teachers

  The Agricultural Marketing Resource Center has put together a curriculum to educate students on value-added agriculture.  Just a few of the topics covered include business development, commodities and products, aquaculture, biomass, and much more.  Ag teacher John Rasty says

Grain & Oilseed Futures See Multi-year Lows

Cattle futures ended the session mixed on Monday, buoyed by short-covering in the thinly-traded August contract, with just days before expiration. August live-cattle rose 40 to $110, October cattle declined 127 to $105, September feeder-cattle futures fell 77 to $139.

NC Small Grains Announces 2015/2016 Winter Wheat Yield Winners

AREA II:  Coastal Plain Region II Winner:                           Vince King 84.49 bushels/acre Duplin County Region II 2nd Place:                        Big Bear Creek (Curtis Furr) 81.20 bushels/acre Stanly County Region II 3rd Place:                          TNT Family Farms (Timmy & Terry Mills) 76.38 bushels/acre Nash County

Quality Continues to be Variable with NC Vegetables

Cattle:  At the livestock auction held Friday in Siler City a total of 994 cattle and 111 goats were sold.  Slaughter cows were steady to 1.00 lower; while bulls were steady to 2.00 lower.  Feeder cattle were lower.  Demand, market

Soybeans in Good Shape to Withstand Hot Weather

  Depending on where you are, it’s been ideal weather for soybeans this year says Dr. Jim Dunphy, NC State Extension Soybean Specialist: “It has in places, and still is in places, other places are too wet, others are too