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NC Cash Soybeans Plunge

At the 3 livestock auctions held Monday at Canton, Turnersburg and Siler City a total of 1694 cattle and 76 goats were sold.  Slaughter cows trended steady to $12.00 higher, feeder steers trended steady to $16.00 higher, and heifers trended mixed when compared to the previous sales a week ago.

N.C. Eggs:  The market is steady on small and medium, higher on the balance. 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 166.99, Large 160.79, Medium 110.86, and Small 99.00.

Squash: demand moderate. Market is about steady.  1/2 and 5/9 bushel cartons Zucchini 10.00-11.35, small Yellow Straight neck 12.00-12.35, small Yellow Crookneck 15.00-15.35

Tomatoes: demand moderate. Market is about steady.. 25 lb cartons loose extra large Vine Ripes U.S. Comb or Better 10.95-12.70

Tomatoes, grape type: demand moderate. Market is about steady. Flats 12 1-pt containers 7.95-8.95

No. 2 yellow shelled corn trended mostly 5 to 6 cents lower when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $4.07-$4.41 at feed mills and $3.81-$4.36 at elevators.  No. 1 yellow soybeans trended 10 to 47 cents lower and were $13.20 at processors, and $12.12-$13.17 at elevators.  No. 2 red winter wheat trended 5 cents lower, prices ranged $3.87 to $4.50 at the elevators. Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $505.40 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.