Monthly Archives: August 2016

September is North Carolina Wine & Grape Month

North Carolina’s Ag Commissioner Steve Troxler is all set to celebrate Wine & Grape month in North Carolina.  The industry contributes $1.7 billion to the ag economy in the state with 180 wineries, processing grapes grown by 525 growers. The

North Carolina Small Grains Announces Wheat Yield Winners

  The North Carolina Small Grain Growers Association has announced the yield winners for winter wheat for the 2015/2016 growing season: Top yields:  Area II, Coastal Plain:  Vince King, Duplin County  84.49 bushels/acre Area III, Tidewater, Terry Noblitt, Camden County, 86.08

SC Chef Ambassadors Showcase SC Cuisine in NYC

South Carolina’s Ag Commissioner, Hugh Weathers, and his wife, Blanche, were in New York City last week at the James Beard House, the pinnacle of a chef’s career to showcase South Carolina cuisine, 200 years in the  making. The state’s

NC State Ag Economist Dr Mike Walden – “The Investment Boxing Match”

  Mary:    I’m Mary Walden with economist MW welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at the investment boxing match.  Mike, the recent death of the heavyweight boxing champ Muhammad Ali reminded many of some iconic boxing matches

State of Louisiana Will Depend on Washington for Disaster Relief

  On Friday we heard from the Commissioner of Agriculture and Forestry for the state of Louisiana on that state’s recovery efforts after massive flooding earlier this month.  Today, Commissioner Dr. Michael Strain talks about the livestock losses and efforts

Central South Carolina Looking for a Good Rain

  Central South Carolina has enjoyed a near idyllic growing season this year, but Charles Davis, Clemson Extension Agent in Calhoun County says, right now, not so much: “Yeah, up until lately.  Okay, let’s start with corn, corn harvest is

NC Cash Corn Takes Hit Along with Futures

At the 2 livestock auctions held Thursday at Shelby and Smithfield a total of 624 cattle and no goats were sold. Slaughter cattle were mostly steady when compared to the previous sales. Feeder cattle were mostly steady to $4.00 lower.

Wheat Versus Idle Land

  What with low prices and a near disastrous wheat season, many producers are saying this year that they’re not going to even bother planting wheat.  Executive Director of the North Carolina Small Grain Growers Association says planting wheat is

Grain & Soybean Futures Fall to Fresh Lows on Strengthening US Dollar

Cattle futures tumbled to a new one-month low on Friday, reflecting fears about sluggish demand for livestock and beef. August live-cattle shed 212 to $110, October cattle declined 217 to $106, September feeder-cattle futures fell 187 to $139 The hog

NC State Ag Economist Dr Mike Walden – “CSX Comes to Eastern North Carolina”

  Mary: This is Mary Walden with economist MW welcoming you to the economic perspective. Today’s program looks at CSX coming to eastern North Carolina.  Mike, there was a major economic development announcement recently about an intermodal transportation facility being