Market Summary: NC Tomato Supply Light with Moderate Demand

At the livestock auction held Thursday in Smithfield, a total of 893 cattle were sold. Slaughter cattle and feeder cattle were steady.

Fruit and vegetable prices:

Beans: Supply light. Demand fairly good. Market about steady. Bushel crates Round Green Type 35.00.

Eggplant: Demand moderate. Market about steady. 1 1/9 bushel cartons medium

Peppers, Bell Type: Supply fairly light. Demand moderate. Market about steady. 1 1/9 bushel cartons/crates Green jumbo 18.00-22.00.

Squash: Supply fairly light. Demand moderate. Market about steady. 1/2 and 5/9 bushel cartons/crates small Zucchini 19.00, medium 17.00; Yellow small Straightneck 19.00-20.00, 3/4 bushel cartons/crates small Yellow Crookneck 24.00-25.00.

Tomatoes: Demand good. Market about steady. 25 pound cartons loose Vine Ripes U.S. Combination or Better jumbo 13.95-17.95.

Tomatoes, Grape Type: Supply fairly light. Demand moderate. Market about steady.. Flats 12 1-pint containers 14.95-16.95, 20 pound cartons loose 27.95-29.95.

Tomatoes, Plum Type: Demand good. Market about steady.. 25 pound cartons loose Roma extra large 12.95-15.95.

U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn trended 8 to 11 cents lower when compared to last report. Prices ranged $4.63-$6.33 at feed mills and $4.54-$5.13 at elevators. U.S. 1 yellow soybeans trended 6 cents lower and were $12.99 at processors, and $12.59-$14.09 at elevators. U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat trended 8 cents lower, quoting $4.54-$5.41 at elevators. Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $488.80 per ton for 48% protein. is dedicated to serving the agricultural industry in the Carolinas and Virginia with the latest ag news, exclusive regional weather station readings, and key crop market information. The website is a companion of the Southern Farm Network, provider of daily agricultural radio programming to the Carolinas since 1974. presents radio programs, interviews and news relevant to crop and livestock production and research throughout the mid-Atlantic agricultural community.

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