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Pork Checkoff Working with Medical Institutions

The Pork Checkoff’s Operation Main Street is now taking the pork industry’s message to another influential audience. National Pork Board director of producer services Ernie Barnes says medical professionals are now hearing from pig farmers… “Most recently, we’ve been reaching

NCDA Secures Funding to Protect Land Development

The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has secured $9.2 million in federal funding to protect land from development and maintain agricultural, forestry and military uses.The funding will support conservation efforts by the Eastern North Carolina Sentinel Landscape Partnership,

As Much as Half of Kansas Wheat Lost to Freeze

While the Carolinas were sweltering over the weekend with near record high temperatures, the same couldn’t be said for the central and upper Plains of the United States.  Jimmy Musick from southwestern Oklahoma, and vice-president of the National Association of

NC Cash Grains Holding Steady

At the 3 weekly livestock auctions held Monday at Canton, Siler City and Turnersburg a total of 2,430 cattle and 60 goats were sold. Slaughter cows were mostly $1.00 to $4.00 higher; bulls were mostly $1.00 to $6.00 higher.  Feeder

Corn Futures Lead Grain Losses

Grain and soybean futures turned lower on Tuesday after momentum from bad weather over the weekend ran out. Futures leapt on Monday on worries over the effects of rain and snow this weekend on this year’s crops. But prices retreated

Warmest April on Record

Warm, humid air in place for much of the month made for our warmest April on record out of the past 123 years, narrowly edging April 2002 by 0.04°F for the top spot. The statewide average temperature of 62.67°F was

NC Cash Corn Soars

Cattle: At the livestock auction held Friday in Siler City a total of 1001 cattle, 121 goats, and 36 sheep were sold. Compared to last week, slaughter cows were steady to 3.00 lower; bulls were mixed, 4.00 lower to 1.00

NC Cash Grains Hold Steady

  Hog futures fell Monday, giving back some of last week’s rapid gains, as traders looked for new reasons to extend the rally. Cattle futures settled slightly higher. Lean hog futures expiring in June closed 1.1% lower, at 73.22 cents

Sorghum Checkoff Releases Videos on Sugarcane Aphid Management

Sorgum Checkoff

LUBBOCK, Texas – The United Sorghum Checkoff Program recently released eight videos on sugarcane aphid management for 2017. The video series provides growers with information received from the Sorghum – Sugarcane Aphid Research Exchange Meeting held in January of this

Photo: Tractor brigade on Pennsylvania Ave

Tractor brigade during the inaugural parade on Pennsylvania Ave in front of the National Archives. Photo Credit: Max Armstrong and Mark Oppold