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Grain & Soybean Futures Prepare for Friday’s Reports

Livestock futures fell on Tuesday as concerns about oversupply continued to weigh on the market. Lean hog futures reversed gains earlier in the session, with the April contract falling 55 to $65.10, and May dropping 92 to 69.40, the lowest

NC Cash Egg Market Rising as Easter Draws Near

At the 3 weekly livestock auctions held Monday at Canton, Siler City and Turnersburg a total of 2,048 cattle and 24 goats were sold. Slaughter cattle were mixed. Feeder cattle were also mixed when compared to the previous sales.  Average

Building Trade Relations with Mexico

  Mexico’s hunger for U.S. pork continues to grow. Members of the National Pork Board spent time in Mexico building trade relations with our neighbors to the south. National Pork Board President Jan Archer, a pork producer near Goldsboro, North

Central North Carolina Strawberry Crop Survives Sub-Zero Temps

  It’s been right at two weeks ago that a hard freeze hit the southeast, not only one, but two nights in a row.  The area’s peach, blueberry and strawberry crops were all affected, as well as the region’s winter

Low Path Avian Influenza Spreads to Georgia

  Georgia, the nation’s top poultry-producing state, confirmed Monday the likely presence of low pathogenic avian influenza. The state’s agriculture department confirmed the presumptive low pathogenic avian influenza in a northwestern Georgia county that borders Alabama and is near Tennessee,

NC State Ag Economist Dr. Mike Walden – “Should Robots Pay Taxes?”

  Mary:  This is Mary Walden with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.   Today’s program asks if robots should pay taxes.  Mike, many futurists think robots will increasingly take the place of humans in the performance of many

NC Cash Grains Follow Futures Lower

Cattle:  At the livestock auction held Friday in Siler City a total of 931 cattle, 128 goats, and 157 sheep were sold.  Compared to last week, slaughter cows were unevenly steady; while bulls were 3.00 higher.  Feeder steers were mostly

Frozen Corn Offering a Do-Over

  A few producers across the state elected to double-dog dare NC State Extension Corn Specialist Dr. Ron Heiniger’s advice and go ahead and plant corn early.  Thanks to a hard freeze the week of March 13th, those producers now

On Farm Readiness Reviews

The North Carolina Department of Agriculture is offering a pilot program to large produce farms in an effort to help those farms get in compliance before the Food Safety Modernization Act goes into effect next year. NC Ag Commissioner Steve

Commissioner’s Cup BBQ Cook-off and Festival

South Carolina Department of Agriculture just completed the 6th annual Commissioner’s Cup BBQ Cook-off this past weekend at the State Farmers Market in Columbia. This year there were 41 cook teams from across the southeast and they slow cooked nearly