Monthly Archives: May 2017

NC Cash Corn Gains 5 Cents

At the livestock auction held Thursday at Smithfield a total of 488 cattle and no goats were sold. Slaughter cattle were unevenly steady when compared to the previous week.  Feeder cattle were mostly $3.00 to $6.00 lower. Broiler-fryers: The market

American Farm Bureau Expects Agriculture to be Fully Funded in FY’18

  American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall says the President’s proposed budget that included billions of dollars of cuts to agriculture programs sent shockwaves across rural America. However, Duvall notes that Congress will now get to work on amending

NC State Ag Economist Dr. Mike Walden – “The Influx of Foreign College Students”

Mary: This is Mary Walden with economist MW welcoming you to the economic perspective. Today’s program looks at the influx of foreign college students.  Mike, if a person walks around a college campus today, one of the things they’ll notice

An Above Average Tornado Season Track This Year

  There’s over a month left in peak of the 2017 tornado season, and so far this year, severe weather activity has been above normal nationwide. Rod Bain reports: 2017 has been an active year, tornado wise, in the US

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

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NC State Ag Economist Dr. Mike Walden – “Territorial versus Global Business Taxation”

  Mary:  This is Mary Walden with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at territorial versus global business taxation.  Mike, President Trump just unveiled his tax plan.   One of the elements is moving from taxing

American Farm Bureau Looking Forward to NAFTA Renegotiation

  With the Donald Trump Administration issuing its intent to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement, the American Farm Bureau Federation says the top priority for farmers and ranchers in the negotiation process is protecting markets for U.S. agriculture.

North Carolina Drought Free

  For the first time in 14 months, the state of North Carolina is drought free, as reported in the weekly Drought Monitor released by the Drought Mitigation Center on Thursday.  Applied climatologist with the North Carolina State Climate Office,

South Carolina’s Drought Conditions Improve

  In the latest drought monitor released by the Drought Mitigation Center for conditions through Tuesday morning, South Carolina’s abnormally dry conditions improved from 60.73 to 49.06%.  The state’s moderate drought improved from 15.5% to just under 8%, and the

NC Cash Blueberries Experiencing Production Gap

At the 2 weekly livestock auctions held Wednesday at North Wilkesboro and Norwood 740 cattle and no goats were sold. Slaughter cows were mostly steady to $7.00 higher; bulls were mostly steady to $7.00 higher.  Feeder cattle were mostly $2.00