Demand for NC-Grown Tomatoes Waning
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At the weekly livestock auction held Tuesday at Mount Airy a total of 222 cattle and 34 goats were sold.  Slaughter cows trended mixed, feeder steers trended $18.50 to $21.00 higher, and heifers trended $1.00 to $10.00 higher when compared to the previous sale.

N.C. Eggs:  The market is steady on all sizes. Supplies are moderate.  Retail demand is moderate.  Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets: Extra Large 150.67, Large 145.24, Medium 106.86, and Small 96.00.

Tomatoes: supply heavy. Demand is very light. Market is slightly lower. 25 lb cartons jumbo loose Vine Ripes U.S. Comb or Better 4.95-7.95

Tomatoes, grape type: demand light. Market is about steady. Flats 12 1-pt containers 6.95-7.95
Tomatoes, plum type: demand fairly good. Market is about steady. 25 lb cartons extra large loose Roma 8.95-10.95

No. 2 yellow shelled corn trended 11 to 16 cents lower when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $3.62-$4.37 at feed mills and $3.47-4.02 at elevators.  No. 1 yellow soybeans trended 12 to 17 cents lower and were $12.70 at processors, and $10.70-$11.00 at elevators.  No. 2 red winter wheat was 11 cents lower and was $3.64-$4.51 at the elevators.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $657.20 per ton for 48%

A native of the Texas Panhandle, Rhonda was born and raised on a cotton farm where she saw cotton farming evolve from ditch irrigation to center pivot irrigation and harvest trailers to modules. After graduating from Texas Tech University, she got her start in radio with KGNC News Talk 710 in Amarillo, Texas.

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