Monthly Archives: October 2016

NC Cash Beans Breach $10 in some Areas

Cattle:  At the livestock auction held Tuesday in Shelby 189 cattle were sold.  Slaughter cows were unevenly steady; while bulls were 7.00 to 9.00 lower.  Feeder steers and heifers were unevenly steady; while bulls were mostly 5.00 higher.  Broiler-Fryers:  The

Tips to Help Farmers in Tough Financial Times

  There’s no question the agricultural economy is suffering through a down cycle of low commodity prices and high input costs. Ann Berg, Assistant Vice President of Badgerland Financial, said there are some things farmers should be doing to give

Letter to Industry Regarding Flood-Impacted Crops and Commodities

Peanuts in Flooded SC

North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Food and Drug Protection Division Steve Troxler, Commissioner Audrey Pilkington, Director Food and Drug Protection Division October 21, 2016 LETTER TO INDUSTRY REGARDING FLOOD-IMPACTED CROPS AND COMMODITIES The North Carolina Department of

USDA’s Farm Service Agency Has Programs Available for Hurricane Stricken Farms

  FSA Administrator, Val Dolcini was in North Carolina last week talking to farmers about damage to farms and livestock in the wake of Hurricane Matthew.  The administrator is well aware of what farmers are facing, especially east of I-95:

Damage Estimates on Crops Will Have to Wait

  As conditions have allowed, Kevin Wooten, county director for the Farm Service Agency in North Carolina has spent parts of the last two weeks touring parts of the state hardest hit by Hurricane Matthew: “There’s no question that in

Damage From Hurricane Still in Assessment Stage

  There were 5.9 days suitable for field work in North Carolina as reported in the latest crop progress report for the week ended October 23rd, compared to only 3.8 the previous week.  Roy Thagard with Greene County Extension reports

Hog Futures Continue to Climb

Cattle futures edged lower on profit-taking Tuesday, following a three-session rally to the highest levels in nearly four weeks. October Live-cattle futures slipped 40 to $102, December live-cattle futures dropped 35 to $103, and October Feeder-cattle fell 82 to $121.

NC Cash Corn Rises

At the 2 weekly livestock auctions held Monday at Canton and Siler City a total of 696 cattle and 62 goats were sold. Slaughter cattle were mixed. Feeder cattle were mostly $3.00 to $5.00 higher when compared to the previous

NC State Extension Economist Dr. Mike Walden – “Ironies in Passive Investing”

    Mary:  This is Mary Walden with economist MW welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at ironies in passive investing.  Mike, passive investing has become very popular recently.  It is based on the notion that investors

NC State Extension Economist Dr. Mike Walden – “What Is Supply Side Economics?”

  Mary:    I’m Mary Walden with economist MW welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program asks, what is supply side economics?   Mike, some political candidates are recommending a plan called supply side economics to address some of our big