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Some Georgetown County Corn Could be Looking at Record Yields

Valuable Showers Fall on Tassling Corn In the latest crop progress report for conditions through Sunday, June 18th, there were 5.3 days suitable for field work in North Carolina, slightly less than the previous week. Taylor Williams with Moore County

NC Cash Wheat Falls Defying Futures

At the 3 weekly livestock auctions held Monday at Canton, Siler City and Turnersburg a total of 1,631 cattle and 73 goats were sold.  Compared to last week, slaughter cows were mostly steady to $6.00 higher and bulls were mostly

Dow/DuPont Merger Drawing Fire

  Reactions to the Justice Department’s antitrust approval of the Dow-DuPont merger are varied, but reduced competition remains a concern as consolidation in the agrochemical and seed industry continues. Reaction from National Farmers Union was swift. NFU’s Roger Johnson criticized

USDA Brings Near Real Time Info on Crops Each Monday

  Lance Honig with USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service explains that the weekly crop progress report is as near to real time crop information as you can get. “When the report comes out on Monday, it always references conditions as

Hog Futures Continue to Rise

Cattle futures fell to a 10-week low on Monday as last week’s softer cash prices continued to pressure the market. June Live cattle fell 170 to $120, August dropped 207 to $116, and August feeders fell 287 to $145. A

NC Cash Wheat Starts the Week Mixed

Cattle:  At the livestock auction held Friday in Siler City, a total of 814 cattle, 167 goats, and 33 sheep were sold.  Compared to the previous week, breaking type slaughter cows were 7.00 higher, while boning type were 1.00 to

NC State Ag Economist Dr. Mike Walden – “Are Changes Coming to Banking?”

  Mary:  I’m Mary Walden with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program asks if changes are coming to banking.  Mike, massive problems in the banking industry contributed to the onset of the Great Recession.  Part of

SC State FFA Convention

South Carolina’s FFA recently hosted their annual convention in Clemson.  This year’s attendance was over 1,000 students from all across the state for three days. SC Ag Commissioner, Hugh Weathers and his team had a booth at the convention to

2017 Census of Agriculture

2017 is a Census of Agriculture year, the census is conducted every five years by USDA’s National Ag Statistics Service. The year, the census will include a question about farmers who are active-duty or military veterans.  USDA’s goal is to

Ag Secretary Perdue Explains Why USDA Is Leading the Rural Prosperity

  Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue explains why USDA has been given the lead in the Task Force on Agriculture and Rural Prosperity: “The president understands that the employment numbers haven’t come back up to pre-2008 in rural areas.  And we’ve