Monthly Archives: October 2017

Proactive Approach to Swine Health

  A proactive approach to swine health is always advised National Pork Board director of swine health information and research Dr. Lisa Becton offers good common-sense advice for pig farmers… “Really, assessing your different vaccination strategies, if you have influenza

ADFP Trust Fund Grants Now Available

The Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund has begun a new grant cycle.  This fund has grants available for county governments and nonprofit groups to support the conservation of working farms and forest, and to foster the growth and

NC AgVentures Offering Grant Opportunity

  NC AgVentures, a NC Cooperative Extension program provides grants up to $10,000 to NC farmers for new and innovative agricultural project ideas that will increase farm profits. NC AgVentures program, which is supported by the NC Tobacco Trust Fund Commission, will

NC State Ag Economist Dr. Mike Walden – “Tax Cuts and Economic Growth”

  Mary:    I’m Mary Walden with economist MW welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at tax cuts and economic growth.  Mike, let the battle begin.  I mean the battle over the President’s tax plan.  The Trump Administration

NC Cash Corn Holds Steady

Cattle:  At the livestock auction held Friday in Siler City, a total of 993 cattle, 149 goats, and 21 sheep were sold. Broiler-Fryers:  The North Carolina broiler-fryer market was steady and the live supply was adequate to meet the moderate

Palmetto Series Canned Food Drive

The Certified SC Grown Palmetto Series Canned Food Drive is underway.  Fans can get in on the action with a canned food donation to the Harvest Hope and Golden Harvest food banks. Donations will be accepted at most Bi-Lo locations,

Livestock Futures Continue Upswing

Cattle futures jumped after meatpackers boosted bids to buy cattle late last week. Hogs gained. October live cattle futures closed Monday at their highest level in four months after beef processors surprised analysts with much stronger-than-expected prices paid to secure

NC Cash Beans Rise Alongside Futures

At the livestock auction held Thursday at Smithfield a total of 645 cattle and no goats were sold. Slaughter cattle were $1.00 to $7.00 higher when compared to the previous sale. Broiler-fryers: The market tone is steady and the live

Update on Key Legislative Efforts

  U.S. House Agriculture Chairman Mike Conaway updated the farm press this past week on key legislative efforts, including the farm bill and tax reform legislation. Tax reform took another big step forward with the House GOP passing 216 to

Farm Bureau Supports Proposed Safety Net Fix

  Legislation introduced by Senators Heidi Hietkamp and Joni Ernst would make changes to the Agricultural Risk Coverage program. AFBF and other farm groups penned a letter to the Senators this week expressing support for the bill. AFBF congressional relations