Monthly Archives: November 2015
Monthly Archives: November 2015

Grains & Oilseeds Fall into the Weekend

Cattle futures ended little changed on Friday, lifted in some contracts by hopes that pressures pushing down demand for beef will soon ease, as prices for cuts ranging from steaks to roasts have fallen dramatically from this time last year.  …

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SE Cotton Prices Pull Ahead of National Prices

At the 2 livestock auctions held Thursday at Shelby and Smithfield a total of 651 cattle and no goats were sold.  Slaughter cows were $1.00 to $6.00 lower, feeder steers were sharply lower, and heifers were sharply lower when compared …

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Pork Industry Committed to Responsible Antibiotic Use

  The National Pork Board has reiterated the steps taken to ensure responsible antibiotic use on pig farms. Various groups have called for the end to the use of antibiotics on farms, which pork industry leaders says that would have …

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South Carolina’s Ag Sector Bursting with Potential

Five of South Carolina’s top experts in agriculture and food systems recently convened on the campus of Clemson University for a lively discussion designed to explore the state’s future, while at the same time revering its past. The prestigious panel …

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Former Ag Secretary John Block’s Weekly Commentary – “2015 Dietary Guidelines –Will They Be Credible?”

Hello everybody out there in farm country. This radio commentary is brought to you by Monsanto, and John Deere. They are all friends, supporters, and allies of a healthy farm economy and prosperous rural America. Thank you. And now for …

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NC State Economist Dr. Mike Walden – “Who Pays the Hospital Bill?”

11-20-15 run time 2:24 Mary:  This is Mary Walden with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program asks, who pays the hospital bill.  Mike, although the Affordable Care Act has reduced the number of medically uninsured individuals, …

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Four Inducted into Clemson Extension Hall of Fame

Four Inducted into Clemson Extension Hall of Fame Lifetimes of service from the Pee Dee to the Piedmont earned four South Carolinians induction into the Frank Lever County Extension Agent Hall of Fame at Clemson University. The four — Bob …

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Wheat Futures Lead Gains in Grains & Oilseeds

Cattle futures eased Thursday after rallying by the exchange-imposed daily limit the prior session as investors consolidated bets following sharps highs and lows notched earlier this week. December live-cattle futures slid 107 to $129, amid profit-taking after Wednesday’s rally. Live …

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NC Cash Grains Follow Futures Higher

At the 3 livestock auctions held Wednesday at Smithfield, Norwood and North Wilkesboro a total of 1166 cattle and 221 goats were sold.  Slaughter cows were $1.00 to $7.00 lower, feeder steers were sharply lower, and heifers were sharply lower …

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One North Carolina Completes 2015 Harvest

  Al Hill with Hill Farms at Deep Run, North Carolina wrapped up soybean harvest earlier this week, and managed to bring in a good crop, despite all the challenges this year.  Hill’s corn yield was also respectable: “Well, we …

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