NC Cash Grains Higher

At the weekly livestock auctions held Wednesday at Norwood and North Wilkesboro 1,211 cattle and 1 goat were sold.

Apples:  demand fairly good.  Market about steady.  All grades U.S. Extra Fancy.  Cartons 12 3-pound film bags Red Delicious 20.90-24.00; Golden Delicious 22.00-24.00.

Tomatoes:  supply light.  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  25 pound cartons loose Vine Ripes U.S. Combination or Better jumbo & extra large 12.95-15.95.

Cotton:  The strict-low-middling one and one sixteenth South East average price is 68.06 cents per pound, the U.S. average is 65.61 cents per pound.

U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was 1 cent higher when compared to the previous day.  Prices ranged $3.74-$4.27 at feed mills and $3.49-$3.79 at elevators.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were 2 cents higher; prices were $10.16 at the processors and $9.16-$9.62 at the elevators; new crop $9.26-$9.77.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was mostly 1 cent higher.  Prices ranged $3.69-$3.99 at the feed mills and $3.59-$3.84 at the elevators; new crop $4.18-$4.65.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants was $351.40 per ton for 48% protein.

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.