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Market Summary: Market Higher for NC Bell Peppers

At the livestock auction held Tuesday in Mount Airy a total of 462 cattle and 75 goats were sold.

The North Carolina broiler-fryer market was steady and the live supply was adequate to meet the moderate demand. Average weights were mostly light.

EGGPLANT: Demand moderate. Market about steady. 1 1/9 bushel cartons medium $8-$8.35, fair quality $5-$6.35.

PEPPERS, BELL TYPE: Demand fairly good. Market slightly higher. Quality variable. 1 1/9 bushel cartons Green jumbo $14-$16.35 few lower; extra large $14-$14.35 few $12 occasional lower, fair quality $8-$10.35; large $9-$10.

U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn trended two cents higher when compared to last report. Prices ranged $6.18-$7.43 at feed mills and $6.24-$6.59 at elevators. U.S. 1 yellow soybeans trended three to four cents lower and were $16.14 at processors, and $15.10-$15.95 at elevators. U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat trended mostly one to two cents higher, quoting $5.22-$6.09 at elevators. Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $590.50 per ton for 48% protein. is dedicated to serving the agricultural industry in the Carolinas and Virginia with the latest ag news, exclusive regional weather station readings, and key crop market information. The website is a companion of the Southern Farm Network, provider of daily agricultural radio programming to the Carolinas since 1974. presents radio programs, interviews and news relevant to crop and livestock production and research throughout the mid-Atlantic agricultural community.