Monthly Archives: January 2019

NCDA&CS Market Highlights for Thursday January 31

DAILY MARKET HIGHLIGHTS FOR SOUTHERN FARM NETWORK   The following is a summary of market prices and conditions of North Carolina farm products for January 30, 2019 reported by the Federal-State Markets News Service of the North Carolina Department of

Award-winning Farmer is Really in the People Business

Kevin Yon was named as the Southeastern Farm of the Year at the Sunbelt Ag Expo farm show last October in Moultrie, Georgia. Although he raises cattle, he says it’s really all about people. Mike Davis has more.

Don’t Fumble the Ball When Hosting that Super Bowl Party

The lack of a good defensive safety can cost a football team dearly. So can the lack of good food safety at your Super Bowl party. Gary Crawford has more.

John R. Block Reports from Washington January 30, 2019 “From the Farm”

Hello everybody out there in farm country.  This radio commentary is brought to you by the National Corn Growers Association, CropLife America, and Renewable Fuels Association.  They are all friends, supporters, and allies of a healthy farm economy and prosperous

The Economic Perspective: “Population Growth”

Mary:  This is Mary Walden with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.   Today’s program looks at population growth.  Mike, population numbers for the twelve months ending in July of this year were just released.  What did they show

Judge Allows Controversial Evidence in Roundup Trials

A federal judge in San Francisco overseeing lawsuits against Bayer AG’s Roundup weed killer tentatively allowed controversial pieces of evidence in the first phase of the latest trials. A Reuters article reports the U.S. district judge called his decision “probably

NCDA&CS Market Highlights for Wednesday January 30

DAILY MARKET HIGHLIGHTS FOR SOUTHERN FARM NETWORK   The following is a summary of market prices and conditions of North Carolina farm products for January 29, 2019 reported by the Federal-State Markets News Service of the North Carolina Department of

Trade Talks Begin Today; NPPC Urges U.S., China to Resolve Differences

As Chinese officials are in Washington, D.C. this week for trade negotiations, the National Pork Producers Council is urging the two countries to resolve their differences quickly. The NPPC is also asking China to purchase a minimum of $3.5 billion

Critical Dairy Insurance Policy Now Available

Sales are once again underway for the Dairy Revenue Protection policy, offered through the federal crop insurance program. The policy, which is managed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Risk Management Agency, had been put on hold during the partial

EU Biodiesel Market Now Open to U.S. Soybeans

Biodiesel produced from U.S. soybeans can now be used in the European Union. With this week’s announcement, the EU formally acknowledges that the U.S. standard meets its rigorous sustainability requirements. “U.S. farmers have long prided themselves on adopting newer and