Monthly Archives: January 2017

NC State Ag Economist Dr. Mike Walden – “Are We Alone with Slow Growth”

  Mary:  I’m Mary Walden, with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.   Today’s program asks whether we are alone with slow growth.   Mike, one of the major economic issues facing the country today is relatively slow economic growth.  

TGANC Sets Annual Membership Meeting

  Tobacco Growers Association of North Carolina has set their annual membership meeting for Friday, February 3rd, during the Southern Farm Show at the Holshouser Building on the NC State Fairgrounds in Raleigh, getting underway at 10:00 am.  Scheduled to

NC Cash Corn Rises Alongside Futures

Cattle:  At the livestock auction held Tuesday in Shelby a total of 253 cattle were sold.  Compared to last week, slaughter cows were mixed, 5.00 higher to 7.00 lower; while bulls were 2.00 to 7.00 higher.  Feeder cattle were mostly

Farm Bureau Hosting 2017 Advocacy Conference

  AFBF will host its 2017 Farm Bureau Advocacy Conference February 27 through March 1 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center at the National Harbor in Maryland. AFBF Director of Grassroots Program Development Jordan Craig says the conference

Southern Farm Show Coming Up

  It’s time once again to make plans for the Southern Farm Show, coming up next week, February 1st through the 3rd at the NC State Fairgrounds in Raleigh.  David Zimmerman, President of Southern Shows, host of the Southern Farm

Dow Rests Above 20K

Cattle futures ended the session narrowly higher Wednesday, following a boost in prices paid by meatpackers in the cash markets. February Cattle futures advanced 20 to $119, April live-cattle picked up 27 to $118, Feeder cattle for January fell 5

NC State Ag Economist Dr. Mike Walden – “Why Aren’t Businesses Investing?”

  Mary:  This is Mary Walden with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.   Today’s program asks why businesses aren’t investing.   Mike, business investment is crucial to the long-run health of the economy.  Yet there is worry that businesses

Exit from TPP Disappointing, but Not Unexpected

  The American Farm Bureau Federation is taking in stride President Donald Trump’s more protectionist moves on trade this week, despite AFBF’s long-held support of the North American Free Trade Agreement and the Trans-Pacific Partnership. It’s not what the nation’s

NC Cash Corn Follows Futures Lower

At the 2 weekly livestock auctions held Monday at Siler City and Turnersburg a total of 931 cattle and 11 goats were sold. Slaughter cattle were mostly steady to $2.00 higher. Feeder cattle were $2.00 to $5.00 lower when compared

Regional Peanut Meeting Schedule Set

  Regional peanut production meetings get underway soon, and Executive Director of the North Carolina Peanut Growers Bob Sutter says there’s plenty of meetings to chose from: “We start out in Pitt Country bright and early February 6th at 8:30.