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NC State Economist Mike Walden – “The Competitiveness of our Competitors”

Mary:  This is Mary Walden with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at the competitiveness of our competitors.  Mike, China and Russia are both competitors to the United States – politically and economically.   Focusing on

North Carolina’s Drought Conditions Increase

The latest drought monitor released Thursday by the Drought Mitigation Center for conditions through Tuesday morning, North Carolina’s abnormally dry conditions increased slightly from 83.28% of the state to 83.33%, the area of the state experiencing moderate drought increased from

NC State Economist Mike Walden – “Meeting Our Future Water Needs”

  Mary: This is Mary Walden with economist MW welcoming you to the economic perspective. Today’s program looks at meeting our future water needs.  Mike, the expected growth in North Carolina’s population over the next several decades will create many

Former Ag Secretary John Block’s Weekly Commentary – “EPA Overreach”

Hello everybody out there in farm country. This radio commentary is brought to you by Monsanto, and John Deere. They are all friends, supporters, and allies of a healthy farm economy and prosperous rural America. Thank you. And now for

Commodities Plunge with Stocks

Cattle futures settled Tuesday at their lowest levels in over a year, pressured by worries about swelling supplies as retail beef buying remains lukewarm. October cattle bounced off the session lows to drop 187 to $141, the lowest closing price

Former Ag Secretary John Block’s Weekly Commentary – “Things to Do”

Hello everybody out there in farm country. This radio commentary is brought to you by Monsanto, and John Deere. They are all friends, supporters, and allies of a healthy farm economy and prosperous rural America. Thank you. And now for

A Punt with Sorghum Has Turned Out Well

What with the region’s late wheat harvest, many producers turned to sorghum in a last ditch effort to keep land from lying fallow until wheat planting time.  NC State Extension Grain Specialist Dr. Ron Heiniger says it’s turned into a

Topsoil Moisture Continues to Decline in South Carolina

According to the national Ag Statistics Service, South Carolina field office there were just over 6 days suitable for field work in the Palmetto State for the week ended August 2nd, about the same as the previous week.  Topsoil moisture

NC Cash Grains Moderate with Futures

Cattle:  At the livestock auctions held Monday in Siler City, Canton and Turnersburg, a total of 1,692 cattle and 73 goats were sold.  Compared to last week, breaking type slaughter cows were 1.00 to 5.00 lower, while boning type slaughter

NC Broiler-Fryer Harvest Drops below 2.5 million

Cattle:  At the livestock auction held Friday in Siler City a total of 871 cattle and 67 goats were sold.  Compared to last week, breaking type slaughter cows were mostly 3.00 to 4.00 higher; while boning type slaughter cows were