Monthly Archives: July 2016
Monthly Archives: July 2016

NC Cash Soybeans Fall below $10

At the livestock auctions held Friday at Siler City a total of 721 cattle and 199 goats were sold.  Slaughter cows were 2.00 higher; slaughter bulls were $1.00 higher. Feeder heifers and bulls were steady; steers were 2.00 to 3.00 …

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Weather Challenges Force Changes to This Year’s NC Tobacco Tour

  Weather challenges this year has forced some modifications to this year’s NC Tobacco Tour. Some stops have been deleted due to wind damage, consequently, there will be no stops in Johnston County.  Tours get underway this morning at 7:30 …

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North Carolina Farm Act of 2016 to be Signed Today

Later today, North Carolina governor Pat McCrory will sign into law the NC Farm Act of 2016.  NC Ag Commissioner Steve Troxler says this year’s legislation has many good things in it for ag. Troxler is excited that the law …

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NC State Ag Economist Dr. Mike Walden – “High Implicit Tax Rates”

  Mary:  I’m Mary Walden with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at high implicit tax rates.  Mike, there are many people in our economy who need to use the various programs comprising the social …

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Commissioner’s School of Agriculture Wraps Up 13th Year

The recently concluded Commissioner’s School of Agriculture saw students from all over the country learning about all aspects of the ag industry, as well as some fun and games along the way. 2016 marked the 13th year the school was …

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Eastern Pee Dee Region Looking at Good Growing Year

  If ever there was an area that deserved a good crop year, it would be South Carolina.  David DeWitt, area agronomy agent in Lee, Kershaw, and Sumter Counties, for Clemson University Extension says his little area of South Carolina …

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NC Cash Corn Gains with Futures

At the 2 livestock auctions held Thursday at Shelby and Smithfield a total of 445 cattle and no goats were sold.  Slaughter cattle were mostly steady to $5.00 higher when compared to the previous sales. Feeder cattle were mixed. Average …

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Livestock Futures Gain Going Into the Weekend

Cattle futures got a boost from short-covering Friday, ahead of a closely watched federal inventory due out later in the day. August live-cattle futures advanced 242 to $109, after hitting the lowest closing price in five years Thursday, Cattle futures …

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NC State Ag Economist Dr. Mike Walden – “Occupational Changes”

Mary:  I’m Mary Walden, with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective. Today’s program looks at occupational changes.  Mike, sometimes it’s good to look back to know where we might be headed in the future.  So let’s do that …

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Navigating the GMO Labeling Law

  Navigating the waters of GMO labeling will be a challenge, but if a bill passed recently by Congress receives the President’s signature, new labels could turn into an opportunity. Steve Armstrong is the Senior Food law Counsel at Campbell Soup …

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