Crops, Marketing and Logisitics
North Carolina Farms Grapple with Labor Shortages
Even with a growing dependence on migrant labor, there still is not enough workers to fill farm jobs across North Carolina.
The New Crop Comparison Tool Helps Farmers Evaluate Inputs and Determine What Crops to Grow
Washburn, Gatiboni and Everman all emphasized that managing costs will be particularly vital in 2022.
Grain Market & Crop Budget Webinar Recording and Resources
NC State Extension has resources and professionals available to help growers make planting decisions based on the current input prices.
Study Suggests Crop Insurance Plays Small Role in Discouraging Cover Crop Use in Indiana
Study findings could help researchers understand more about the unintended consequences of crop insurance subsidies.
Extension Conference Resources Roundup
Sharing knowledge and research through an annual conference is an activity that makes the Cooperative Extension stronger.
Warmer Temperatures May Decrease Yields of Densely Planted Corn
The study’s findings could help farmers make better decisions about crop density and variety – whether conventional hybrid or GM crops – before planting season, based on forecasted temperatures.
N.C.’s Export Niche Grows
What started out as a 15-acre experiment for family-owned Scott Farms has turned into a profitable export crop. Hear from Dewey Scott and Blake Brown about the status of the sweetpotato industry in NC.
Futures and Price Risk Management Webinar Presentation
Schweizer's presentation includes information about grain marketing, hedging, basis and futures.
Climate Change and Agriculture
Agriculture is, of course, affected greatly by storms, droughts, floods, heat and cold, and that makes it vulnerable to climate change. Experts discuss how climate changes affects North Carolina ag, how ag affects climate change, and how the industry can help address it.
Bacon May Disappear in California as Pig Rules Take Effect
Barry Goodwin, an economist at North Carolina State University, estimated the extra costs at 15% more per animal for a farm with 1,000 breeding pigs.