Monthly Archives: November 2017

Corn & Wheat Futures See Mid-week Bounce

Cattle futures rose to a two-week high on Wednesday. Traders were unconcerned by falling wholesale beef prices, instead looking to the week’s cash trade. Many anticipated higher prices, though sales didn’t surface during Wednesday’s session. Hog futures fell after opening

Operation Main Street Builds Trust with Consumers

  Operation Main Street is the Pork Checkoff’s outreach program that tells the positive story of pork production. Through this program, volunteers speak to a variety of audiences, telling the pork industry’s story of innovation, quality and stewardship. Welcome, Minnesota

Still No Rain in the Forecast

  USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey, notes not much change in temperature patterns, and lack of rain in the forecast period December 5th through 11th: “Dry weather may persist, however, along the eastern seaboard, particularly the southern Atlantic states.” Wild Hog

NC State Economist Dr. Mike Walden – “Deductions and Credits”

  Mary:  I’m Mary Walden with economist MW welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at deductions and credits. Mike, the proposed new federal income tax bill, now working its way through Congress, makes many changes to tax

SE Cash Cotton Holding about 74 cents

At the livestock auctions held Tuesday at Mount Airy and Shelby a total of 792 cattle and 19 goats were sold. Compared to their previous sales, slaughter cattle were mostly steady to $9.00 higher.  Feeder cattle were mostly $2.00 to

Last Day for Free Soil Samples at NCDA Soils Lab

  The North Carolina Department of Agriculture’s soil testing lab will begin charging a fee for soil samples beginning tomorrow, December 1st.  Dr. David Hardy, North Carolina Department of Agriculture’s Soils Lab says they’ve seen the customary rush here at

Rising Dollar and Lower Crude Send Grain Futures Scuttling

Hog futures bounced for a fourth-consecutive session on Tuesday as pork prices rose. Hog traders are banking on strong demand for pork to absorb larger pig herds. A recent government report showed slightly lower stocks of pork in cold storage

NC Cash Grains Follow Futures Lower

At the 3 weekly livestock auctions held Monday at Canton, Turnersburg and Siler City a total of 2,233 cattle and 15 goats were sold.  Compared to the previous sales, slaughter cattle were mostly steady to $6.00 higher.  Feeder steers were

North Carolina-Grown Christmas Trees Plentiful…to a point

  Now that the Thanksgiving turkey has been picked clean, it’s time to talk Christmas, Christmas trees in particular.  We’ve been hearing in the national media that there is a shortage of live trees.  Bill Glenn, Marketing Specialist with the

It’s a “Big” Week for Agriculture in Washington

  It’s a ‘big’ week for agriculture in Washington, with key actions likely to have an impact on producers’ bottom-line. The U.S. Senate is expected to take a ‘make or break’ vote Thursday or Friday on the GOP’s tax plan,