Monthly Archives: November 2012
Monthly Archives: November 2012

Tobacco Day Speaker to Address GAP for Tobacco Growers

Market Recap: Wheat Continues to Climb on Great Plains Weather Woes

U.S. lean-hog futures rallied Wednesday on rising wholesale pork prices and expectations that hog supplies are starting to thin. December hog futures gained 145 to 83.82. That marked the highest closing value for the front-month contract in three-and-a-half months, since …

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Market Summary: Hog Futures Jump on Thin Supplies

GAP Certification For Carolina Tobacco Growers

When you hear the acronym GAP, or Good Agricultural Practices, the first thing that comes to mind is fruits and vegetables. But, GAP is becoming more and more prevalent in tobacco production. George Scott, Vice President of leaf for Universal …

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Bayer CropScience LibertyLink System Fights Resistant Weeds

The following program is brought to you by the LibertyLink trait and Liberty herbicide from Bayer. Malone Rosemond, Sr. Tech service rep for the Atlantic district, for Bayer CropScience, describes the biggest weed issues growers are facing today:   “In …

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Member of the NCDA &CS International Trade Office Receives Award

Cathy Ma, an international trade specialist with the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, received the Governor’s Award for Excellence for Outstanding State Government Service. In her role with the NCDA&CS International Trade Office, Ma works with processed food, …

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NC State Economist Dr. Mike Walden – North Carolina’s Job Picture

USDA Study Shows Trends in Public and Private Agricultural R&D

WASHINGTON, Nov. 26, 2012—Analysis published by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Economic Research Service (ERS) in the most recent issue of the journal Science examine the relationship between public and private investments in research and development (R&D) and their …

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Market Summary: Cotton Futures Await Direction

Market Recap: Grains & Oilseed Futures Get Big Boost from Weather

U.S. lean-hog futures closed mostly lower Tuesday, held back by the front-month contract's premium to cash prices. December hog futures slipped 1 to 82.37, February futures, the most actively traded contract, shed 25 to 86.72.   U.S. live-cattle futures finished …

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