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SC’s Ag + Art Tour Underway this Weekend

This weekend begins the Ag + Art Tour in the several counties in South Carolina.  the 2017 SC Ag + Art Tour is a free- self-guided tour that will showcase nearly 80 agricultural sites in South Carolina, most featuring local

Markets for December 28, 2016

U.S. grain and oilseed futures jumped Tuesday, reversing a spate of selling prior to the Christmas holiday. Contracts climbed as traders exited earlier bets that prices would fall, and speculated that Friday’s declines spelled an attractive entry point, though the

Daily Market Highlights for December 27, 2016

There were no weekly auctions held on Wednesday. The market news service office was closed Friday and Monday In Smithfield, at the bi-monthly sale, a total of 149 goats and 49 sheep were sold. Sold per head, weights estimated.  Goats:

Markets for December 27, 2016

THE MARKETS WERE CLOSED MONDAY Grain and soybean futures dropped to fresh lows Friday, extending losses in agricultural markets following quiet trade ahead of the Christmas holiday. Soybean prices declined to a more than five-week low, buffeted by forecasts for

Markets for December 26, 2016

Grain and soybean futures dropped to fresh lows Friday, extending losses in agricultural markets following quiet trade ahead of the Christmas holiday. Soybean prices declined to a more than five-week low, buffeted by forecasts for more crop-friendly rains in Argentina,

Daily Market Highlights for December 26, 2016

There were no weekly auctions held on Wednesday. The market news office was closed Friday. In Smithfield, at the bi-monthly sale, a total of 149 goats and 49 sheep were sold. Sold per head, weights estimated.  Goats: Slaughter and Replacement

Markets for Friday, December 23, 2016

Soybean futures sank Thursday to a fresh one-month low as good weather in South America assuaged fears over crop shortfalls there. Wheat also fell while corn was mixed. The U.S. Department of Agriculture said net soybean sales for the week

Market Highlights for December 23, 2016

There were no weekly auctions held on Wednesday. n Smithfield, at the bi-monthly sale, a total of 149 goats and 49 sheep were sold. Sold per head, weights estimated.  Goats: Slaughter and Replacement Classes, Selection 1 and 2:  Kids:  20-80

Markets For Thursday, December 22, 2016

Grain futures fell for a third consecutive session, pressured by generous global supplies and few serious production concerns around the world. Soybeans rebounded from a one-month low. Corn prices declined to a two-week low as traders eyed strong crops in

Daily Market Highlights – December 22, 2016

Broiler-Fryers:  The North Carolina broiler-fryer market was steady and the live supply was adequate to meet the moderate demand.  Average weights were heavy.  The estimated slaughter for Wednesday in North Carolina was 2,993,000 head compared to 2,946,000 head last Wednesday.