NC Cash Grains Plunge 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 desirable to heavy.  The estimated slaughter for Wednesday in North Carolina was 2,974,000 head compared to 2,925,000 head last Wednesday.

Eggs:  The market is higher on extra large and large, steady on the balance.  Supplies are light.  Retail demand is good.  Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets: Extra Large 100.48, Large 95.05, Medium 65.86, and Small 53.00.

Blueberries:  Supply light.  Demand fairly light.  Market slightly lower.  Flats 12 1-pint cups medium-large $11-$14.

Peppers, Bell Type:  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  1 1/9 bushel cartons jumbo Green and extra large $20-$20.35, fair quality $16-$16.35.

Squash:  Supply fairly light.  Demand moderate.  Market Yellow Straightneck slightly higher, others about steady.  Wide range in price.  1/2 and 5/9 bushel cartons small Zucchini $8-$12.35, medium $6-$10.35; small Yellow Straightneck $10-$14.35, medium $8-$12.35; 3/4 bushel cartons Yellow Crookneck small $12-$14.35. 

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 66.22 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 64.48 cents per pound.

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was mostly 12 to13 cents lower when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $4.22-$4.67 at feed mills and $4.02-$4.57 at elevators; new crop $3.83-$4.73.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were mostly 6 cents lower; prices were $11.59 at the processors and ranged $10.95-$11.36 at the elevators; new crop $10.62-$11.18.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was mostly 13 cents lower; prices were $4.32-$4.48 at the feed mills and $4.00-$4.52 at the elevators.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $436.40 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.