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NC Cash Grains Move with Futures

Broiler-Fryers:  The North Carolina broiler-fryer market was steady and the live supply was adequate to meet the moderate demand.  Average weights were heavy.  The estimated slaughter for Monday in North Carolina was 3,015,000 head compared to 2,765,000 head last Monday.

Eggs:  The market had no price comparison.  Supplies are moderate.  Retail demand is good.  Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets: Extra Large 80.59, Large 72.84, Medium 51.86, and Small 42.00.

Broccoli:  Supply moderate.  Demand moderate.  Cartons bunched 14s $11-$13; 20 pound cartons loose Crown Cut $12-$14.

Cabbage:  Supply fairly light.  Demand moderate.  50 pound cartons medium Round Green Type $10-$11.

Greens:  Supply moderate.  Demand moderate.  Various containers bunched/loose Collard, Kale, Mustard, and Turnip Tops $7-$10.

Sweet Potatoes:  Supply moderate.  Demand moderate.  40 pound cartons Orange Types U.S. No. 1 $15-$17 few higher and lower; U.S. No. 1 Petite $11-$14 occasional lower; U.S. No. 2 $8-$10 few higher and lower; No Grade Marks jumbo$8-$10 occasional lower.

Apples:  Supply fairly light.  Demand fairly light.  Some shippers are finished for the season with Red and Golden Delicious.  Cartons tray pack Red Delicious U.S. Extra Fancy 80s & 88s $22-$24; Golden Delicious 80s & 88s $24-$26; Rome 80s & 88s $20-$24.

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 73.52 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 70.98 cents per pound.

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn ranged $3.88-$4.48 at feed mills and $3.43-$3.89 at elevators; new crop $3.88-$4.08.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were $10.56 at the processors and ranged $9.86-$10.31 at the elevators.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat ranged $4.03-$4.08 at the feed mills and $3.83-$3.88 at the elevators; new crop $4.21-$4.53.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $365.90 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.