Monthly Archives: February 2018

Economist Mike Walden: North Carolina’s Recent Growth

We now have job numbers in for all of 2017, although those for December may yet be revised.  But using the measures we now have, how did North Carolina’s improvement in 2017 compare to the nation’s as well as to

U.S. Cotton Will Face More Competition; New Digital Market Platform

Over the next ten years U.S. cotton producers will face more competition from other producing countries. Gary Crawford talks with analyst David Stallings… USDA has introduced a new platform for current commodity market prices that anyone can access online. Stephanie

SC Drought Monitor Update and Forecast for Feb. 23

Meteorologist Doug Anderson with the National Weather Service in Columbia takes a look at South Carolina’s latest Drought Monitor and the forecast for the next several days.

NC Drought Monitor Update and Forecast for Feb. 23

Corey Davis with the NC Climate Office looks at the latest Drought Monitor for North Carolina and has a look at the forecast for the next few days.

Farm Leaders Urging Immigration Action

Immigration reform bills failed in the Senate last week, but farm leaders are pressing for House action that they want to include agricultural workers. The American Farm Bureau Federation is urging lawmakers to get behind a bid by House Judiciary

John Block: Down on the Farm

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NC Market Highlights for Friday Feb. 23

Cattle:  At the livestock auctions held Tuesday in Mount Airy and Shelby, a total of 489 cattle and 2 goats were sold.  Compared to last week, slaughter cows were mostly 5.50 to 6.00 higher; and bulls were 4.00 to 5.00

Economist Mike Walden: Good Paying Jobs Not Requiring College

Most young people want a good paying job.  But some either are not interested in going to college, or they don’t have the money to pay for college.  Does that mean they have no options for a decent paycheck? first,

A Ten-Year Look Ahead for Ag Prices, Income, and Exports

What’s in store for U.S. farmers over the next decade? Agriculture Department analysts have released their answers to that question. Gary Crawford has more for the SFN…

Safeguarding Swine Health

The Swine Health Information Center has finalized its 2018 Plan of Work. SHIC Executive Director Dr. Paul Sundberg says this effort is designed to respond quickly and effectively to emerging diseases… This past year, the Swine Health Information finalized the