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President Trump Administration Lists Four Ag Priorities

A top Trump Administration ag official outlines four agricultural priorities, at a gathering of ag industry representatives in Washington DC. Stephanie Ho  has more with North Carolina’s own Ray Starling: Ray Starling is President Trump’s Special Assistant on Agriculture.  He

Cattle Futures Soar

Live cattle futures surged on Tuesday ahead of a Fed Cattle Exchange auction which gave important clues as to whether cattle supplies will continue tight into the spring. Last week’s auction yielded higher prices than expected, with meatpackers paying feedyards

NC State Ag Economist Dr. Mike Walden – “Explaining Workers’ Pay Cut”

  Mary:  I’m Mary Walden with economist MW welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program tries to explain workers’ pay cut.  Mike, the share of company earnings going to workers has been falling for several decades.  Many explanations have

NC Cash Grains Follow Futures Lower

  At the 3 weekly livestock auctions held Monday at Canton, Siler City and Turnersburg a total of 2,228 cattle and 58 goats were sold. Slaughter cows were mixed; bulls were mostly steady to $3.00 higher. Feeder cattle were steady

Immigration Issues Back on the Front Burner

  Immigration reform took a back seat in the final months of the Obama Administration, but, with President Trump’s inauguration, immigration issues are once again front and center.  Two American industries in particular are heavily dependent on immigrant labor; farming

Discord over Farm Bill Budget

  Farm leaders told a national farm bill forum, getting more money for the 2018 farm bill will be a big challenge, but urged producers to hang together or end up getting less government support. American Farm Bureau President Zippy

Johnston County Young Farmers to Host Social

  Michele Pace, Johnston County Farm Bureau Young Farmer & Rancher Chair extends an invitation to young farmers in Johnston County.  The program is designed for folks between the ages of 18 and 35 and will be held on March

NC State Ag Economist Dr. Mike Walden – “Is a Border Tax in our Future?”

  Mary:  This is Mary Walden with economist MW welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program asks if it a border tax is in our future.  Mike, one of tax ideas floating around in Washington is a border tax. 

Wheat Futures Fall in Weather-Driven Market

Cattle futures closed at their highest level in more than a year, as strong demand pushes up the cost of beef. Meatpackers have charged more for wholesale beef in recent weeks, as tight supplies of slaughter-ready cattle in some states

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