Monthly Archives: March 2021

The Economic Perspective: “Differences in Homeownership”

Mary: This is Mary Walden with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective. Today’s program looks at differences in homeownership. Mike, homeownership is one of the most common ways for a household to build up wealth. Yet when we

Advancing Climate Smart Ag to the Next Level

Efforts grow to increase innovations, market incentives, and partnerships within the suite of tools and programs that make up climate smart agriculture. Rod Bain looks what the next level of climate smart ag might look like, and how it will

Corn Exports Very Strong in Latest USDA Report

As expected, U.S. corn exports were high on the latest weekly U.S. Export Sales Report released Thursday. Allendale commodity broker Greg McBride says corn sales were very strong at 4.48 million metric tons of old crop, reflecting China’s large purchases

Having Ham for the Holiday?

If you are planning on having ham for your holiday meal, here are some things you should know. Gary Crawford has more.

The Economic Perspective: “Never Outliving Your Investments”

Mary: I’m Mary Walden with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective. Today’s program looks at, never outliving your investments. Mike, it used to be that many workers, including so-called blue-collar workers, had pensions from their companies. These pensions

RFID Tags on Hold, For Now

USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has called off implementation of a rule by Federal Register Notice that would have made the use of radio frequency identification (RFID) for the interstate movement of cattle mandatory as of Jan.

Hogs and Pigs Inventory Down Two Percent

USDA’s Quarterly Hogs and Pigs Report revealed inventory on March first was 74.8 million head, down two percent from a year ago. The report showed breeding inventory at 6.21 million head, down three percent from last year and down one

SC Commissioner Hugh Weathers: Alternate Needed for United Soybean Board

The South Carolina Soybean Board is looking for soybean farmers interested in filling South Carolina’s alternate position on the United Soybean Board, which will become vacant in December 2021. Here to tell us more is SC Ag Commissioner Hugh Weathers.

NC Commissioner Steve Troxler: Spring Agritourism in North Carolina

The spring agritourism season is getting under way now with a variety of activities planned at farms across the state. There’s no shortage of fun-on-the farm activities – pick-your own flowers and strawberries, farm-fresh foods and country stores, yoga with

Grain Stocks and Prospective Planting Reports Preview

Grain markets are keeping a close eye on this week’s round of spring USDA reports. The U.S. Department of Agriculture will release its Quarterly Grain Stocks and Prospective Plantings reports on Wednesday, March 31st. AgMarket.Net branch manager Jim McCormick says