Archive for August, 2015
Shurley on Cotton: Where Does This Wild Season Go From Here?
Prices are not where we want them to be, but, so far, we’ve stayed out of the 50’s.
Cycling Through the Downside of a Farm Economy
The first step a famer can take down the path to making wiser marketing decisions is to know his cost of production.
Market Frustration? Know When the Odds Are in Your Favor
Farmers can, however, exercise some control over the variability in price around the price level.
China Share Plunge Smacks World Markets; S&P, Nasdaq in Correction
After dropping more than 1,000 points, or almost 7 percent, at Wall Street’s open, the Dow Jones industrial average cut its losses but still finished down 3.6 percent.
Borlaug Joins Farmer Moms to Counter Hollywood anti-GMO Campaign
Signers included Julie Borlaug, associate director for external relations at the Norman Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture.
More Open Bolls are Evident in the Lower Southeast
Plant bugs have turned up again in areas in North Carolina.
Crop Insurance Consolidation
Insurance Industry Seeing More Mergers as Profitability Declines
Analysts’ Views Differ on Impact of August Crop Production Report
The thinking of participants in the Ag Market Network’s panel ranged from a low of 68 cents to a high of 72 cents…
WASDE Cotton: Sharply Lower Supplies, Disappearance, Ending Stocks
This month’s 2015/16 U.S. cotton estimates include sharply lower supplies, disappearance, and ending stocks relative to last month.
North Carolina Ag Sector Worth $76 Billion — One-Sixth of State’s Income, Jobs
In calculating value-added incomes for 2013 (the latest year for which figures are available), Walden found that food, fiber and forestry industries contributed $76 billion of the $471 billion gross state product.