Grain Production and Logistics

Apr 29, 2020

PIGGOTT: COVID-19 COULD HAVE LONG-TERM EFFECTS ON AG

In a new report from North Carolina State University, economist Nick Piggott says the pandemic’s impact on agriculture and food systems in North Carolina and the United States could be staggering.

Feb 13, 2020

Trying to improve local grain basis in North Carolina as deficit grows

A summit this past summer between three North Carolina commodity groups representing corn, soybeans and small grains and three major pork and poultry companies helped move the needle in the right direction.

Jan 13, 2020

Piggott Presents at the Joint Commodity Conference

Dr. Nick Piggott spoke on trade, risks and the feed grains deficit in North Carolina.

Apr 24, 2019

ARE Develops Tools for Planting Decisions that Helps Farmers, Lenders, and Agents

The information in this excel sheet comes from enterprise budgets and gives you info on crop input costs and expected revenue.

Mar 7, 2019

Piggott Presents to House Ag Committee

Nick gave his presentation, "US and NC Agricultural Outlook," to the House Ag Committee.

Feb 22, 2019

“NC Needs to Produce More of its Own Feed Grains”

Estimates peg the need for feed for North Carolina hogs, chickens and turkeys at roughly 310 million bushels per year.

Nov 14, 2018

NCCE Conference 2018: Worskshop for Farm Business Economics

Agricultural and Resource Economics area experts gave a presentation on business economics on November 14th, 2018 at the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Conference.

Oct 22, 2018

Hurricane Florence Amplifies Feed Grain Deficit

Piggott and Schweizer explain the post-Florence grain deficit in NC for the e-newlsetter, "The Wheat Beat."

Oct 9, 2018

ARE Extension Faculty Participate in “Sorghum Exposure and Utilization” Program

Agricultural and Resource Economics faculty Nick Piggott, Heidi Schweizer and Kathryn Boys presented on feed grain production, transportation to export positions, and international trade of sorghum respectively.

Sep 21, 2018

North Carolina’s Livestock Numbers, Feed Needs, and Transportation Logistics

New information is available on the livestock losses and feed requirements for remaining broilers, turkeys and hogs.