Monthly Archives: September 2012
Monthly Archives: September 2012

Market Recap: Near-month Hogs Continue to Gain

Lean-hog futures closed mixed as traders weighed bullish signs in wholesale markets against losses in other commodity markets, especially grains. October Hog rose 60 to 76.87, marking their 11th day of gains in the last 13 sessions, but the December …

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Carolina Peanut & Soybean Growers Sitting on Good Crops

As good as the corn crop has been in the Carolinas this year, the soybean and peanut crops are shaping up just as well. NC State Extension soybean specialist Dr. Jim Dunphy: “In general, the soybean crop, at least east …

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NC Ag Biotech Summit set for October 10th

On October 10, the North Carolina Biotech Center based in Research Triangle Park will be hosting the Ag Biotech Summit 2012 Leadership in Ag Biotech: Shaping Future Strategies at the McKimmon Center in Raleigh. Gwyn Riddick, VP of Agricultural Biotechnology …

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Shortage of Pork Highly Exaggerated

A story is circulating media outlets – predicting a worldwide shortage of pork and bacon. The article cites a source from a United Kingdom trade association. Steve Meyer – President of Paragon Economics – downplays any talk of a shortage… …

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Leading Food Company Comes Out in Support of Eliminating Gestation Stalls

ConAgra Foods has come out with a statement of support for the elimination of gestation stall housing for sows. According to the statement – the move is part of the company’s long-standing commitment to the humane treatment and handling of …

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Reuters Polls Analysts for Pre-Stocks Report Guesses

Reuters has polled 17 analysts ahead of the Quarterly Grain Stocks report due out Friday. The analysts expect USDA’s report will show stocks as of September 1 – also the ending stocks for the 2011-12 marketing year – at 1.113-billion …

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NC State Economist Dr. Mike Walden – Impacts of Smoking Bans

Rural Voters in Swing States Prefer Romney

A poll released by the National Rural Assembly shows Republican Mitt Romney holding a 14 percentage-point lead over President Barack Obama among rural voters in nine swing states. According to the poll – 54-percent of the rural voters in the …

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Cotton Inc. Working to Put Cotton Seed Oil Back into Mainstream Market

Market Summary: Soybeans Bounce after Two Weeks of Decline