Monthly Archives: January 2013
Monthly Archives: January 2013

Support for 2013 Farm Bill Strong, But Action Likely to be Slow

Agriculture leaders in Congress vigorously asserted this week their intentions to pursue a 2013 Farm Bill, though formal work in committee is unlikely to start before spring. A placeholder bill for a to-be-negotiated Senate farm bill was one of 10 …

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Senators Submit Framework for Immigration Reform

Senators on both side of the aisle are coming out with a comprehensive make-over of the nation's immigration laws. It would give Democrats what they want – a path to citizenship for more than 11 million illegal immigrants. And offer …

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Commissioner Weathers Recaps First Agribiz & Farm Expo

Agreement Reached to Further Open Japanese Market to U.S. Beef

U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk and U.S. Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Monday that the U.S. and Japan have reached an agreement to further open Japan’s market to U.S. beef. Kirk and Vilsack said the two countries have agreed on …

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SC Ag Commissioner Hugh Weathers Sees First Agribiz & Farm Expo as a Success

“In general for our first Expo in a while of this size I was very pleased. We’ll wait for feedback from attendees and exhibitors to see how they feel and where we need to improve for next year. We had …

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NC Aquaculture Development Conference Coming Up

NC's Ag Commissioner Steve Troxler says that this is the time of year when many ag groups hold annual meeting and conferences, and while many of these events focus on traditional commodities such as corn, soybeans and cattle, the NC …

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NC Soybean Producers Association Meeting Set for Friday During Southern Farm Show

The Southern Farm Show gets underway this Wednesday at the State Fairgrounds in Raleigh. Several commodity associations use the Southern Farm Show as a venue for their annual meeting, and one of them is the NC Soybean Producers Association. CEO …

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Market Summary: Supply of NC Greens Light

Market Recap: Wholesale Pork Prices Push Hogs Higher

U.S. lean-hog futures finished narrowly higher Monday, supported by an uptick in wholesale pork prices. February lean-hogs added 35 to 87.17 cents, April hogs, the most actively traded contract, rose 12 to 89.05   Live-cattle futures rose sharply Monday on …

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NC State

Recently at the 24th Annual Joint Commodities Conference, NC State corn specialist Dr. Ron Heiniger packed the room as he usually does talking about corn production in North Carolina in 2012, and into 2013. Heiniger’s primary goal is simple….grow more …

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