Monthly Archives: April 2017

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

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Cattle & Hog Futures Soar on NAFTA News

Livestock futures leaped on Thursday as traders took stock of the Trump administration’s shifting position on trade with its neighbors. Concern that the U.S. could leave the North American Free Trade Agreement if Mexico and Canada were unwilling to renegotiate

NC Cash Grains Steady to Higher

At the 2 weekly livestock auctions held Wednesday at North Wilkesboro and Norwood 799 cattle and 5 goats were sold. Slaughter cows were mostly steady to $6.00 higher; bulls were mostly steady.  Feeder steers were mostly steady to $8.00 higher,

Torrential Rains Bypass Eastern NC

  Torrential rains earlier this week bypassed the eastern part of North Carolina and they couldn’t be happier.  That doesn’t mean it didn’t rain at all, just not as much as what most of the Piedmont received.  Director of Beaufort

AFBF Encouraged by Trump Round Table with Farmers

  A round table conversation between President Donald Trump, farmers and new Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue Tuesday offered agriculture a chance to discuss key issues facing agriculture. American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall, who participated in the round table,

Extreme Drought No Longer on South Carolina’s Drought Map

  South Carolina’s abnormally dry conditions improved greatly after three days of torrential rains in the midlands over the weekend and early part of the week, as reported in the latest drought monitor released on Thursday.  More than 93% of

NC State Ag Economist Dr. Mike Walden – “Summer Gas Price Forecasts”

  Mary:  This is Mary Walden with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at summer gas price forecasts.  Mike, with summer around the corner households are already making plans for their big vacations.  With many

Senate Paves the Way for US Trade Representative Confirmation

  The U.S. Senate Finance Committee after weeks of delays, has favorably reported to the full Senate, the nomination of Robert Lighthizer to be President Trump’s U.S. Trade Representative, a key post for ag trade amid Trump’s ambitious trade agenda.

President and Ag Secretary Host Farmer’s Roundtable at the White House

  Shortly after being sworn in as the 31st Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Purdue, along with President Trump hosted a ‘farmer’s roundtable’ at the White House on Tuesday afternoon.  The meeting was to address issues facing the American agriculture community,

An Ag Secretary…Finally

  It’s taken about 95 days into President Donald Trump’s administration to get an ag secretary in place, but that finally happened on Tuesday, with the swearing in of former Georgia Governor, Sonny Purdue.  President and CEO of the North