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Panel Discusses the Future of Dicamba

  Dicamba drift damage has been, and continues to be, a huge story in agriculture. The big question is what does the future hold for the product? At a recent press conference hosted by DTN, University of Missouri weed scientist,

NPPC Says Tax Bills ‘Marginally Beneficial’ to the Industry

  The pork industry says the tax bills moving in Congress are “marginally beneficial to the industry,” which continues to pursue improvements as the measures continue to advance. The pork industry is generally pleased with the House-passed and Senate-Finance-passed tax

NC State Ag Economist Dr. Mike Walden – “A Battle of Deductions”

  Mary:  This is Mary Walden with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at a battle of deductions.  Mike, one of the proposals on the table for tax changes is to double the standard deduction

Hogs Surge to Two Week High

Hog futures surged to a two-week high on Wednesday as a government report showed falling pork stocks. The U.S. Department of Agriculture said in a monthly report that stocks of frozen pork fell, and Lower frozen reserves came despite growing

NC State Ag Economist Dr. Mike Walden – “Time of Day Pricing”

  Mary:  I’m Mary Walden, with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.   Today’s program looks at time of day pricing.  Mike, electricity is a unique type of product.  Because it is difficult to store, capacity must be built

NC Cash Grains Steady Going into Long Weekend

At the livestock auction held Tuesday at Mount Airy a total of 97 cattle and 41 goats were sold. Compared to last week, slaughter cows were mostly $18.00 to $20.00 higher; bulls were mostly $10.00 higher.  Feeder cattle were mostly

NCGA Encouraging Farmers to Fill Out USDA NASS Surveys

  The National Corn Growers Association is urging farmers to spend the few minutes needed to fill out and return USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service Surveys. The surveys ask for crop-specific data and the results help USDA help farmers. Steve

China Is The New Top Buyer of American Agricultural Goods

  New numbers out this week show that China is the new number one buyer of American agricultural goods. Pork Business Dot Com says the fiscal year 2017 numbers show that China bought $22 billion worth of agricultural products, which

NC Cash Eggs Approach $200 in Holiday Demand

At the 2 weekly livestock auctions held Monday at Turnersburg and Siler City a total of 1,101 cattle and 16 goats were sold.  Compared to the sales last week, slaughter cattle were mostly $5.00 to $15.00 higher.  Feeder steers were

Dry Weather Allowing Harvest to Progress

  In the second to last crop progress report for the 2017 growing season, for the week ended November 19th there were about 5.5 days suitable for field work in North Carolina, compared to just over four the previous week.