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Grains & Oilseeds Fall Alongside Oil Futures

Cattle futures fell on Wednesday as prices in the day’s cash trade slid from previous weeks. Beef prices have topped, analysts say, with a pound of wholesale beef down 157 to $245 a hundredweight on Wednesday afternoon. June Live cattle

SE Cash Cotton Drops Below .70

Cattle:  At the livestock auction held Tuesday in Shelby a total of 401 cattle were sold.  Compared to last week, slaughter cows were steady to 6.00 lower; while bulls were 2.00 to 8.00 higher.  Feeder steers were 8.00 to 10.00

NC State Ag Economist Dr. Mike Walden – “Regulating the Internet”

Mary:  I’m Mary Walden, with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.   Today’s program looks at regulating the internet.  Mike, almost everyone now uses the internet, many for multiple hours per day.   But I suspect most of these users

NAFTA Ag Officials Pledge Open Markets

  Agriculture officials from the U.S., Canada and Mexico in a joint statement announced a shared commitment to keeping markets open and transparent. The trio of U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, Mexico’s Agriculture Secretary and Canada’s Agriculture Minister, released the

President Talks Up Agriculture

  President Trump visited the Midwest Wednesday to talk up agriculture and ag technology, at a time when farming’s becoming even more efficient, but Americans are seemingly uneducated about where their food comes from and how it’s produced. President Trump,

Pork Checkoff Invests in the Next Generation

  The Pork Checkoff has awarded Eden Lambert of Orange City, Iowa with its Pork Industry Scholarship. Lambert is a student at Iowa State University majoring in animal science… “And grew up, actually not in the swine industry, actually, my

Big Week for Farm Trade

  It’s a big week for farm trade, with the Trump Administration testifying on Capitol Hill and meeting with the ag ministers of Canada and Mexico on updating the North American Free Trade Agreement. U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer goes

NC State Ag Economist Dr. Mike Walden – “The Gas Station of Tomorrow”

  Mary:  This is Mary Walden with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.   Today’s program looks at the gas station of tomorrow.  Mike, it’s often fun to think about the future.  Most of us use gas stations once

The Misinformation Regarding GMO’s

  Friend and colleague to Southern Farm Network, Tony St. James recently spent time in Washington DC talking one-on-one with the nation’s lawmakers regarding ag issues.  Today, St. James talks the misconceptions of GMO’s with Dr. Ted Yoho, representative from

Some Georgetown County Corn Could be Looking at Record Yields

Valuable Showers Fall on Tassling Corn In the latest crop progress report for conditions through Sunday, June 18th, there were 5.3 days suitable for field work in North Carolina, slightly less than the previous week. Taylor Williams with Moore County