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NC State Extension Economist Dr. Mike Walden – “Prices Paid by Males and Females”

  Mary:  This is Mary Walden with economist MW welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at prices paid by males and females.   Mike, for most of the products and services we buy, the price is fixed.  However,

Weather Patterns to Remain Unpredictable

  Few will deny that this has been an odd weather year thus far, especially compared to the last three or four, and Corey Davis, Applied Climatologist with the North Carolina State Climate office says, this has been an unusual

Grains & Oilseeds Finish Higher

Livestock futures ended lower Tuesday following Monday’s limit up day in the cattle market. The market is now preparing for a seasonal lull that typically occurs after July 4th as meat demand dies down. June live cattle was off 187

Central SC Corn Still Looking Great

  We’re about halfway through the growing season for some crops, and Charles Davis, Clemson Extension agent in Calhoun County, SC told us about a month ago that producers were working on some of the best looking dry land corn

Some Farmers Wish Rain Would Stop

  In the latest crop progress report for conditions through Sunday, June 25th there were 4.6 days suitable for field work in North Carolina, compared to just shy of 7 the previous week.   Charles Mitchell with Franklin County Extension reports

NC Mid-Summer Fruits and Vegetables Wrapping Up

At the 3 weekly livestock auctions held Monday at Canton, Siler City and Turnersburg a total of 1,491 cattle and 90 goats were sold.  Compared to last week, slaughter cows were mostly steady to $2.00 higher and bulls were mostly

Early Summer Rush is On at NC Livestock Auctions

Cattle:  At the livestock auction held Friday in Siler City, a total of 861 cattle, 198 goats, and 63 sheep were sold.  Compared to last week, breaking type slaughter cows were steady to 4.00 lower, while boning type were unevenly

Organic Cost Share Program Available for NC Producers

  Organic growers in North Carolina can apply for partial reimbursement of the cost of becoming certified or for recertification through a program offered by the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Under the grant, operations can be certified

Pork Board Serving as a Resource to the Food Industry

  With the new Pork Checkoff marketing plan, efforts are being made to serve as a resource for food companies and retailers. Pork Checkoff vice president of domestic marketing Jarrod Sutton says this strategy can lead to innovation… “I think

North Carolina’s Industrial Hemp Production Progressing

It’s been only two years since NCDA and other have begun working on bringing industrial hemp production to the state through a research program.  There has been a lot of interest, and now 60 farmers have had their permits approved