Monthly Archives: January 2018

NC Market Highlights Jan. 18

Cattle:  At the livestock auctions held Monday in Canton, Siler City, and Turnersburg a total of 1,429 cattle, 27 goats, and 8 sheep were sold.  Compared to last week, slaughter cows were mostly 1.00 to 3.00 lower; while bulls were

Supplemental Disaster Funding for Cotton, Dairy

In late December The House passed the third installment of a Supplemental Disaster funding bill to address losses following last year’s hurricanes and wildfires. The $81 billion package also included an agriculture component to assist producers hit by the storms.

Stalled NAFTA Talks Still Worrisome

With NAFTA talks stalled, National Potato Council President Cully Easterday tells SFN producers are rightfully concerned… Easterday added that the three member nations have to work together to make NAFTA renegotiations move forward. == University researchers are figuring out whether

Placement and Emergence…Two Keys to Higher Yield from Dr. Ron Heiniger

At last week’s NC Commodities Conference, NC State Extension Corn Specialist Dr. Ron Heiniger shared four keys to multiplying corn yields without adding costs. I asked him about two of those.. Dr. Heiniger will share the other two keys to

Secrets to Record Yields

Charles City, Virginia farmer and NC State graduate David Hula set a new world record corn yield in 2017 of more than 542 bushels per acre according to NCGA. I caught up with David at last week’s NC Commodities Conference

Weathers: 2018 Commissioner’s School for Agriculture

Even though it’s only January, it’s time to start thinking about Commissioner’s School for Agriculture. Applications are now being accepted for this year’s class. Commissioner Hugh Weathers joins me now with more: This will be our 15th class at Commissioner’s

Troxler: State of Agriculture and the Southern Farm Show Coming Feb. 1

The NCDA & CS Agricultural Development Forum will be held Feb. 1 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the State Fairgrounds in Raleigh. Commissioner Steve Troxler will present his annual State of Agriculture address, highlighting our state’s No. 1

AgriBiz Expo Opens Wednesday in Florence

The South Carolina AgriBiz Expo returns this week. Jody Martin, Executive Director, talks with SFN’s Mike Davis about what people can expect to see at the Florence Civic Center this Wednesday and Thursday. Home Page

NCDA and Air Force Partner for Land Easements

  Landowners have signed the first two conservation easement agreements under a joint partnership between the N.C. Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund and the United States Air Force. Two farms, Hubers Farm and McAden Farm totalling more than

US Beef in China

U.S. beef producers may remember 2017 fondly as the year their beef finally was able to get into China. Gary Crawford has more for SFN…