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EPA Accused Of WOTUS Propaganda Violations

Article courtesy Gary Baise The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) concluded EPA violated the ‘propaganda prohibition” of a federal statute.  GAO said, “No part of any part of appropriation contained in this or any other act shall be used directly

NC Broiler/Fryer Market Harvest Lower Going into Holiday Weekend

There were no weekly livestock auctions held Wednesday.   N.C. Broiler-fryers: The market is steady and the live supply is adequate to meet the moderate demand. Average weights are mostly heavy. The estimated slaughter for Thursday in North Carolina is

State Penitentiaries Raise Fresh Food for Donation

Governor Pat McCrory announced that over the past year, inmates at state prisons and juveniles at a youth development center raised over 35,800 pounds of fresh produce and donated it to local food banks and other service organizations as part

Markets For January 1, 2016

U.S grain and soybean futures closed out the last trading day of the year on a slight down note, finishing lower amid overall negative sentiment. Soybean futures fell, pressured by various factors. The U.S. Department of Agriculture said export sales

Daily Market Highlights For SFN

Broiler-Fryers:  The North Carolina broiler-fryer market was steady and the live supply was adequate to meet the moderate demand.  Average weights were heavy.  The estimated slaughter for Wednesday in North Carolina was 2,981,000 head compared to 2,897,000 head last Wednesday.

Markets For Thursday December 31

U.S. cattle futures bounced back from an early week dip Wednesday as a rally in the wholesale beef market renewed hopes about strengthening demand, after profit-taking capped gains earlier in the week. December live-cattle futures picked up 2.8 cents, to

Daily Market Highlights For December 29

At the weekly livestock auctions held Monday at Siler City a total of 118 cattle and 13 goats were sold. Slaughter cows were steady, feeder steers were $3.00 to $4.00 higher, and heifers were steady, when compared to the previous

Ag Summary For December 30

North Carolina based  restaurant chain Firewurst says it is closing its doors following a health report about processed meat. Media outlets report that after three years and locations in Cary, Raleigh, Morrisville and Apex, the family behind the sausage, burgers

Market Report For December 30, 2015

U.S. cattle futures continued to slump Tuesday, as investors reeled in bets that the market would climb higher after a week of strong gains. December live-cattle futures slid 0.65 centto $1.30 a pound on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, after hitting

Markets For Monday December 28

U.S. grain and soybean futures fell in quiet, pre-holiday trade as abundant world inventories and demand concerns pressured prices for American crops. Soybean futures declined to a one-week low, weighed down in part by forecasts for improving weather in northern