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Corn is Profitable These Days on Sheer Volume

  Today we wrap up our visit with NC State Extension Corn Specialist Dr. Ron Heiniger about this year’s corn season.  While it was something of a disappointment that there wasn’t a documented 400 bu/a corn crop, there were some

Ag Related Tax Reform Differences Between House and Senate

  Ag-related tax differences are among many the House and Senate will have to work out, provided the Senate follows the House in passing a tax reform bill. Senate Republicans must win the votes of 50 of their 52 members,

NC State Ag Economist Dr. Mike Walden – “Are U.S. Investments Still Special?”

  Mary:  This is Mary Walden with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.   Today’s program asks if U.S. investments are still special.   Mike, in most of modern history, but certainly since World War II, the U.S. economy has

NC Agri-tourism Farms Offer Fun Holiday Activities

North Carolina’s ag community has a large agri-tourism sector, from the mountains to the coast.  NC Ag Commissioner, Steve Troxler encourages folks on this family-oriented long weekend to enjoy a variety of activities offered by North Carolina farmers, from choose-and-cut

Hogs & Corn Gain to Start Short Trading Week

Cattle futures fell on Monday after a government report showed a larger-than-expected uptick in supplies. Growing supplies pressured the futures market as traders attempted to anticipate cash price moves in the months to come. Softer demand for beef ahead of

Let’s Talk Turkey

Thanksgiving is here and it’s time to talk turkeys again.  South carolina’s Ag Commissioner Hugh Weathers  says that turkeys are the number two ag commodity in the state, who along with their other poultry brethren have a value of $1.7

Sweet Potato Not Just for Thanksgiving Anymore

  Sweet potatoes are not just Thanksgiving meal fare any more, finding their way in a variety of year-round products. Rod Bain has more: One of the more popular side dishes of the thanksgiving dinner is the sweet potato.  But,

Cost for Thanksgiving Dinner Declines Slightly

  The 32nd annual informal Thanksgiving Dinner Price Survey shows consumers continue to enjoy an affordable food supply as this year’s Thanksgiving dinner is the most affordable in five years. The average cost for 10 for a classic Thanksgiving Dinner decreased

SE Cash Cotton Breaches 71 cents on Rising Futures

Cattle:  At the livestock auction held Friday in Siler City, a total of 1,045 cattle, 95 goats, and 47 sheep were sold.  Compared to last week, breaking type slaughter cows were 11.00 to 12.00 higher and boning type were 6.00

NC State Ag Economist Dr. Mike Walden – “Why People Take Social Security at Different Times?”

  Mary:  I’m Mary Walden with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program asks why people take Social Security at different times.  Mike, once they become eligible, individuals can begin taking Social Security retirement benefits at different