Monthly Archives: November 2016

Cotton Takes a Hit for the Second Year

  It’s taken a while to assess the cotton crop in the mid-Atlantic following Hurricane Matthew, and for many producers it’s the second year in a row of significant crop loss.  Mike Quinn, President and CEO of Cotton Growers Cooperative:

Many Things to Look Forward to in the Post Election World

South Carolina’s Ag Commissioner Hugh Weathers says that now that the dust is settling after the wild election season, there’s some things we might be able to look forward to in the upcoming Trump administration. Some of the key issues

Clemson to Offer Forestry Workshops

  The Clemson Extension Forestry and Wildlife team has announced a series of workshops designed to educate landowners about the ecological and financial benefits of proper woodland management. The opening workshop, “Woodland Management: The First Look,” will be held at four different

NC State Ag Economist Dr. Mike Walden – “Downsides of Technology”

  Mary:  I’m Mary Walden, with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective. Today’s program looks at downsides of technology.   Mike, modern technology like computers, tablets, and smart phones have revolutionized the world and offered so many new and

South Carolina Waiting on Moisture to Plant Winter Grains

  The 2016 growing season is in the books, and Charles Davis, agronomist with Clemson Extension based in Calhoun County says most farmers ready to have it gone and done: “No doubt about that, we want to have this one

Grant Funds Available Through NC Cooperative Extension

  NC AgVentures, a NC Cooperative Extension program provides grants to NC farmers for new and innovative agricultural project ideas that will increase farm profits. The program will award an average of $5,000 to $10,000. NC AgVentures program, which is supported

NCGA Partnership Fosters Innovation to Improve Crop Performance

  The National Corn Growers Association and Benson Hill Biosystems of Durham, North Carolina, recently announced a partnership to work together to leverage a new crop technology platform called Crop O.S. (Operating System). The goal is to enable other innovators

Former Ag Secretary John Block’s Weekly Commentary – “Thanksgiving”

Hello everybody out there in farm country. This radio commentary is brought to you by John Deere and the National Corn Growers Association. They are all friends, supporters, and allies of a healthy farm economy and prosperous rural America. Thank

NC State Ag Economist Dr. Mike Walden – “Investment Mistakes”

  Mary:  This is Mary Walden with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at investment mistakes.  Mike, investing is something that is commonly discussed because it eventually affects almost everyone.  What are some of the

Record Meat Output Could Send Livestock Prices Down in 2017

Burgeoning supplies of meat and poultry next year could bring a price drop for beef cattle, hogs, broilers and turkeys. Gary Crawford has this report This year US beef production will be at a record high, but if USDA forecasts