Monthly Archives: September 2017

Solid Gains in Most Commodities

Cattle futures rebounded on Wednesday as wholesale beef prices rose to a six-week high. October live cattle futures rose 30 to $108, with the most-active December contract climbing further yet, gaining 142 to $114, and September feeders gained 182 to

Thoughts Turning to Winter Grains

  With tobacco harvest winding down, and corn not far behind, farmers are starting to think about winter grains.  Executive Director of the North Carolina Small Grain Growers Association, Dan Weathington has these suggestions when considering wheat varieties: “When people

Growers Have New Option to Combat Nematodes

  Nematodes were first discovered in the U.S. in North Carolina in 1954. For 2018, a new control solution will be available from Channel Seedsmen. Monsanto announced this spring that NemaStrike Technology was given a go-ahead by the U.S. Environmental

Cattle:  At the livestock auctions held Monday in Canton, Siler City, and Turnersburg, a total of 2,121 cattle, 58 goats, and 19 sheep were sold.  Compared to last week, slaughter cows were mostly 2.00 to 4.00 lower; while bulls were

Cover Crop Survey: Results And Trends Revealed

What are farmers recently surveyed saying about cover crops and their impacts on crop yields, soil health benefits, and weed control? Rod Bain reports.

No Longer a Hurricane, But Still Packing a Punch

Maria may be weakening but the storm is causing creating issues along the East Coast. CBS News Correspondent Jim Krasula reports. == The North Carolina State Veterinarian is recommending that not only household pets, but livestock be vaccinated for rabies.

NC State Ag Economist Dr. Mike Walden – “Raising the Debt Ceiling”

  Mary:  This is Mary Walden with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.   Today’s program looks at raising the debt ceiling.  Mike, Congress is once again faced with the issue of raising the debt ceiling.  Some think the

Costing More to Feed the Family

The American Farm Bureau Federation’s Fall Harvest marketbasket survey found the total cost of 16 foods that can be used to prepare several meals was $51.13. The cost is up $1.43, or about three percent, from the survey results a

Weakness in Cattle Futures Continues, Hogs Mixed

Cattle futures extended losses as traders continued to take stock of increases in supply expected early next year. Live cattle contracts for October fell 0.9% to $1.08275 a pound at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange on Tuesday. Front-month September feeder cattle

NC State Ag Economist Dr. Mike Walden – “Are Foreigners Still Buying U.S. Debt?”

  Mary:  I’m Mary Walden with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program asks if foreigners are still buying U.S. debt.   Mike, the U.S. government still runs an annual budget deficit, which means it still sells debt