Monthly Archives: August 2017

Final Results of Midwest Crop Tour

  The final yield estimates are in from the 2017 Farm Journal Midwest Crop Tour. After tabulating results from crop scouting data covering almost 80% of the corn and soybean growing regions of the U.S., Farm Journal believes that American

NC State Ag Economist Dr. Mike Walden – “The Decline in State Convergence”

    Mary:  This is Mary Walden with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.   Today’s program looks at the decline in state convergence.  Mike, if we look back 100, or even 50, years ago, there were tremendous economic

SE Cash Cotton Follows Futures Higher

Cattle:  At the livestock auction held Friday in Siler City, a total of 938 cattle, 387 goats, and 262 sheep were sold.  Compared to last week, slaughter cows were mostly steady to 2.00 lower; while slaughter bulls were mixed, 7.00

Equine Infectious Anemia

North Carolina’s Ag Commissioner, Steve Troxler, is cautioning owners of mules, donkeys and horses about Equine Infectious Anemia.  This is a fatal disease in equine species that we don’t talk about much, because it’s very rare.  A recent case in

SCDA Marketing Campaigns

The Department of Agriculture is always thinking of new ways to promote and market the crops that South Carolina growers produce.  This year, SC Ag Commissioner, Hugh Weathers says the Certified SC Grown and SC Pork Board are partnering with

Tropical System Harvey Pushes Cotton, Cattle and Gasoline Futures Higher

Cattle futures started the week higher as traders reacted to a government report last week suggesting cattle supply would moderate in the months to come. Livestock industry participants were closely watching the fallout of Tropical Storm Harvey on the Gulf

NC State Ag Economist Dr. Mike Walden – “Old and Slow”

  Mary:  I’m Mary Walden with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at old and slow.  Mike, I don’t know if the title refers to you!  My guess is not.  So I won’t keep our

Butterball Recognized for Employee Safety Initiatives

  Butterball has created and implemented new programs that reduced its OSHA Recordable Injury Rate by 87 percent, earning it recognition by National Underwriter Magazine as a winner for its Excellence in Workers’ Comp Risk Management Award. To maintain the

Tropical System Predicted to Skim Carolina Coastlines

  All eyes have been on the south Texas coast the last few days, but it’s time to watch our own coast.  NC State Extension Corn Specialist, Dr. Ron Heiniger says producers aren’t overly concerned, but very watchful none the

Pork May Soon Be Sold in Argentina–1st Time in Decades

A new agreement may result in U.S. pork being sold in Argentina for the first time in many years. Gary Crawford has more: Argentina’s President Macri while he was campaigning for president, at the time he promised reforms that would