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NC Cash Grains Jump with Futures

At the 2 livestock auctions held Wednesday at Norwood and North Wilkesboro a total of 1077 cattle and no goats were sold.  Slaughter cows trended $3.50 to $13.50 higher, feeder steers trended higher, and heifers trended mixed when compared to the previous week.

N.C. Eggs:  The market is higher on large, steady on the balance. Supplies, and retail demand are moderate. Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets: Extra Large 131.36, Large 127.18, Medium 112.86, and Small 112.00.

Cucumbers: demand fairly good. Market is about steady.  Waxed 1 1/9 bushel cartons med 20.00-24.00, cartons 24s 7.00-8.00

Peppers, bell type: demand fairly light. Market is about steady.  1 1/9 bushel cartons Green jumbo 12.00-14.35, extra large 10.00-12.35

Blueberries: demand moderate. Market is about steady. Flats 12 1-pt cups, med-large 13.00-14.00

No. 2 yellow shelled corn trended 1 to 21 cents higher when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $4.53-$5.17 at feed mills and $4.52-5.12 at elevators.  No. 1 yellow soybeans trended mostly 20 to 22 cents higher and were $14.71 at the processors and $14.22-$14.77 at elevators.  No. 2 red winter wheat trended 1 cent higher and ranged $4.63-$5.17 at the elevators.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $545.50 per ton for 48% protein.'

A native of the Texas Panhandle, Rhonda was born and raised on a cotton farm where she saw cotton farming evolve from ditch irrigation to center pivot irrigation and harvest trailers to modules. After graduating from Texas Tech University, she got her start in radio with KGNC News Talk 710 in Amarillo, Texas.