Monthly Archives: September 2016

SE Cash Cotton Drops Below 70 cents

Cattle:  At the livestock auction held Tuesday in Shelby 232 cattle were sold.  Slaughter cows were mostly 4.00 to 6.00 lower; bulls were 6.00 lower.  Feeder steers and heifers were 1.50 to 3.00 lower; while bulls were 1.00 to 2.00

Export Exchange to Provide Marketing Opportunities

  The 2016 Export Exchange in Detroit, Michigan will host more than 200 international trade guests this fall. Sponsored by the U.S. Grains Council and the Renewable Fuels Association, the biennial event brings buyers and sellers of U.S. grain and

NC State Ag Economist Dr. Mike Walden – “Future Power Sources for North Carolina”

  Mary:  I’m Mary Walden with economist MW welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at future power sources for North Carolina.  Mike, the energy world is changing, and along with it will be changes in how we

Grain & Oilseed Futures Bounce on Slow Harvest Progress

Cattle futures tumbled by the exchange-imposed daily limit on Tuesday, pressured by concerns about ample supplies of livestock and meat. October cattle futures closed the 300 point limit down at $103, the lowest close in nearly three weeks. December live-cattle

Last Week’s Rains Welcome by Most

  In this week’s crop progress report for North Carolina for conditions through Sunday, September 25th, there were only 4.3 days suitable for field work, compared to almost seven the week before.  Topsoil moisture is rated at 9% very short,

NC Fruit & Vegetable Season Showing Signs of Winding Down

At the 3 weekly livestock auctions held Monday at Canton, Siler City and Turnersburg a total of 2,057 cattle and 65 goats were sold. Slaughter cows were mostly steady to $2.00 lower, slaughter bulls were mostly steady to $4.00 lower.

Peanut Digging Underway

  It’s finally time to start harvesting peanuts, and maybe one day in a row the weather will cooperate just a little says Bob Sutter, Executive Director of the North Carolina Peanut Growers Association: “Well, I certainly hope so.  We

AFBF Puts Presidential Candidates on the Hot Seat

  The American Farm Bureau Federation will not endorse a political candidate, but recently asked the two major party presidential candidates their views on issues important to agriculture. For Farm Bureau, environmental issues were a top concern. Hillary Clinton and

NC State Ag Economist Dr. Mike Walden – “What Is a Blockchain?”

  Mary:  This is Mary Walden with economist MW welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at a blockchain.  Mike, maybe it’s just because I’m aging, but it seems like there new terms and techniques being introduced all

SC Peanut Yields Should be Better than Last Year

  After a decent start to the growing season, the faucet was turned off and the heat was turned on in South Carolina.  Dr. Dan Anco, Clemson University Extension Peanut Specialist based at the Edisto Research & Education Center says