Top Ag Headlines

Grain & Soybean Futures Extend Losses

Cattle futures reversed course, falling as traders fretted over increasing supplies. The futures market was also under pressure from a government report on Friday that showed producers placing more cattle in the feedlots than previously expected, suggesting slaughter-ready cattle supply

NC State Ag Economist Dr. Mike Walden – “Do Computers Help Students?”

  Mary:  This is Mary Walden with economist MW welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program asks if computers help students.  Mike, many programs and techniques have been tried over the years to increase the learning of young students.  

Benevolent Weather Pushes Grains & Oilseed Futures Lower

Frozen pork-belly stocks in June were the lowest on record, as sizzling demand for bacon kept reserves tight and prices high. Hog futures fell ahead of the report, as lower cash-market prices offset the bump from rising pork-belly costs. August

NC Cash Grains & Oilseeds Follow Futures Lower

Cattle:  At the livestock auction held Friday in Siler City, a total of 566 cattle, 133 goats, and 98 sheep were sold.  Compared to the previous week, breaking type slaughter cows were 4.00 to 7.00 lower; while boning type were

FFA & AFBF Collaboration Formalizes Commitment to Ag Education

  A memorandum of understanding between the American Farm Bureau Federation and the National FFA Organization offers a shared commitment to grow leaders in agriculture. Mark Poeschl, Chief Executive Officer for the National FFA Organization, says the collaboration between AFBF

NC State Fair Competitions

Beginning August 1st, the North Carolina State Fair will begin accepting entries for the many competitions that take place during the fair. This year will the 150th fair, and to commemorate that milestone, NC Ag Commissioner Steve Troxler says there

Reprieve in the Heatwave

  The southeast is on the backside of a two-week heatwave; it’s not been fit outdoors at any hour for man or beast.  Corey Davis with the State Climatology Office for North Carolina talks about how long our reprieve might

EPA Administrator Visits South Carolina Farmers

On Monday, South Carolina Ag Commissioner Hugh Weathers hosted EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt and stakeholders across the spectrum regarding the re-write of the now dead Waters of the US Rule. Pruitt and his team wanted to hear from farmers, and

NC State Ag Economist Dr. Mike Walden – “State Taxes and Top Earners”

  Mary:    I’m Mary Walden with economist MW welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at state taxes and top earners. Mike, there has been much debate about the impact of state taxes on boosting economic growth.   Some

NC State Ag Economist Dr. Mike Walden – “Economic Impacts of Rising Temperatures”

Mary: This is Mary Walden with economist MW welcoming you to the economic perspective. Today’s program looks at economic impacts of rising temperatures. Mike, scientists and others are worried that the trend of rising temperatures in recent years will continue.