Monthly Archives: June 2017

NC Wholesale Cabbage Season About Wrapped Up

At the weekly livestock auctions held Wednesday at Norwood and North Wilkesboro 969 cattle and 11 goats were sold. Slaughter cows were mixed; bulls were mostly steady.  Feeder steers and heifers were mostly steady to $8.00 lower; bulls were $4.00

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

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Today is Key Date for 2017 Census of Agriculture

  The information found in the Census of Agriculture is used to make decisions that will shape the future of agriculture. Pork Checkoff spokesperson Cindy Cunningham encourages all farmers to participate… “The Census of Agriculture is taken every five years. 

Summer Cookout Prices Down Slightly

  The American Farm Bureau Federation’s summer cookout survey shows Americans’ favorite foods for the Fourth of July will cost slightly less this year. AFBF market intelligence director John Newton says the survey of staple summer cookout items for 10

NC State Extension Economist Dr. Mike Walden – “The Decline in Working Teens”

  Mary:  This is Mary Walden with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at the decline in working teens.  Mike, when you and I were teenagers decades ago – we won’t say how many –

Wheat Futures See Double-Digit Increase on Drought Woes

Lean hog futures rallied ahead of a government update on hog expansion that was released after the close. In the cattle market, traders said light cash trade for the June contract, which expires today, continued to be behind futures July

Emerald Ash Borer Found in Two More NC Counties

  Add Cabarrus and Mitchell to the list of North Carolina counties where the emerald ash borer has been discovered. The invasive pest, which was discovered in the Asheville city limits in early June, has now been confirmed in 27

EPA Sends WOTUS Repeal to Federal Register

  Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt told lawmakers Tuesday that the EPA has sent its repeal of the Waters of the U.S. rule to the federal register, beginning the process of ending the regulation. Pruitt at a Senate Appropriations

South Carolina Cotton Progressing Well After Rough Start

  Like many South Carolina crops, cotton got off to a rough start primarily because of the weather.  Clemson Extension agent, Charles Davis in Calhoun County says in his area of the state, the crop has recovered well: “Yeah, we

Building Demand for Pork Overseas

  Exports are extremely important for the U.S. pork industry. Mike Skahill serves on the National Pork Board trade committee and the U.S. Meat Export Federation pork committee. Skahill says work is underway to promote U.S. pork sales overseas… “International