Monthly Archives: January 2017

NC Cash Beans Follow Futures Lower

Cattle:  At the livestock auction held Friday in Siler City a total of 1,068 cattle, 46 goats, and 24 sheep were sold.  Compared to last week, slaughter cows were unevenly steady; while bulls were 1.00 to 5.00 higher.  Feeder steers

Hog Futures Falter Waiting for Clear Signs of Demand

Cattle futures tumbled Monday, after a closely-watched government report showed much-heavier investment by feedlots into replacement cattle supplies during December than expected. February Live Cattle declined 215 to $116, April cattle fell 250 to $114 The hog market traded mixed

Applications Now Being Accepted for Commissioner’s School of Ag

Even though its only January, it’s time to start thinking about the Commissioner’s School of Agriculture.  Applications are now being accepted for this year’s class, which will be the 14th, from July 22nd through the 28th at Clemson University. For

NCDA Soil Sample Turnaround Lessens

  The North Carolina Department of Agriculture’s Agronomics lab is catching up on soil samples, and is now offering a two to three week turnaround on samples.  If samples were submitted before November 30th, those reports should be online by

NC Agronomic Soil Division Catching Up

  We are at the beginning of the end of the fee period for soil testing by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture.   Dr. David Hardy, Chief of the Soils Division for NCDA’s Agronomics Division says the turnaround time has

12th Annual Ag Development Forum this Week

North Carolina’s Ag Commissioner, Steve Troxler will be hosting the 12th Ag Development Forum this week, during the Southern Farm Show, on Thursday, February 2nd in the Holshouser Building on the NC State Fairgrounds in Raleigh. This year’s lineup includes

NC State Ag Economist Dr. Mike Walden – “The Cost of Regulations”

  Mary:    I’m Mary Walden with economist MW welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at the cost of regulations.  Mike, one of the stated goals of the new Trump Administration is to reduce the costs of regulations,

NC Cash Grains End the Week Steady

At the livestock auction held Thursday at Smithfield a total of 516 cattle and no goats were sold. Slaughter cattle were steady when compared to the previous week.  Feeder cattle were mostly steady.  Average dressing slaughter cows brought $52.00 to

Commodity Futures Ease on Export Concerns

Cattle futures slid Friday while hog prices bounced back from a midweek selloff, as the focus for traders in both markets returned to the current strength of demand for beef and pork. A public dispute between the U.S. and Mexican

NC State Ag Economist Dr. Mike Walden – “Tiny Companies”

  Mary: This is Mary Walden with economist MW welcoming you to the economic perspective. Today’s program looks at tiny companies.   Mike, many people dream of owning their own company.  And, of course, this happens for thousands of people.  But