Welcome to the electronic version of the North Carolina Soybean and Corn Price Yearbook. This bulletin contains local price and basis time series data over the period 1980-2003. For each series, average monthly, quarterly, and annual observations are presented, constructed from daily observations. For example, the reported average monthly price and basis data for any month of a given year (e.g. January), represents the average of all of the daily observations of price and basis for the particular month. Similarly, the quarterly price and basis observations, in say the first quarter of a given year, represent the average of all of the daily observations of price and basis for January, February, and March of the given year. The daily price data were obtained from a publication by the North Carolina Department of Agricultural and Consumer Services (NCDA) weekly newsletter-Livestock, Grain, Poultry, Eggs, Fruits, Vegetables, and Cotton Prices in North Carolina and Surrounding Markets. The futures prices used to calculate basis are the daily settlement prices from the Chicago Board of Trade.
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Jul 9, 2020
Financial Resources for COVID Relief for NC Agribusinesses
COVID-19 has affected every industry, including agriculture. Business owners needing financial assistance can check our list of resources to see what organizations may be able to assist them.
Sep 21, 2018
Executive Farm Management Program Expanding in 2019
The Executive Farm Management Program that started in North Carolina is growing, with some of the Southeast’s leading management experts joining the NC State and East Carolina University team that launched the program last year.
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.
Sep 18, 2018
Marketing Flooded Grain after Florence
At a time when many may be wondering whether crops are salvageable and how to work with insurance agents to ensure that the best possible outcome is reached, Piggott breaks down the process of evaluating whether to harvest and how to calculate potential losses.