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News Roundup: Sept. 20-26

Each week we round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from news outlets across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. Click on the links to go straight to the full story. “Bumper nut crop gathered,” Wilkes Journal-Patriot: Michael Crouse, assistant county ranger with the N.C. Forest Service, is out to […]

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Three NC counties eligible for USDA loans because of Tennessee disaster declaration

Farmers and ranchers in Haywood, Madison and Swain counties qualify for federal natural disaster assistance because the counties are contiguous to areas of Tennessee that the USDA has designated as primary natural disaster areas. The agency issued three separate designations for Tennessee because of losses caused by multiple disasters that occurred this year, the USDA […]

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Dairy producers invited to meeting about federal Margin Protection Program

North Carolina dairy producers are invited to a meeting about the federal Margin Protection Program at 10 a.m. Oct. 1 at the Iredell County Agricultural Resource Center in Statesville. Registration deadline is Sept. 26. The USDA Farm Service Agency is organizing the meeting, and FSA personnel will explain the mechanics of the program. Dr. Geoff […]

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News Roundup: Sept. 13-19

Each week we round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from news outlets across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. Click on the links to go straight to the full story. “Small farmers, female farmers to benefit from Louisburg event,” The News & Observer: On Sunday night, Franklin County farmer […]

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USDA designates 5 coastal counties as disaster areas

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated Pamlico County as a primary natural disaster area because of damages and losses caused by excessive rain and winds that occurred when Hurricane Arthur hit the North Carolina coast on July 3. Farmers and ranchers in Beaufort, Carteret, Craven and Hyde counties also qualify for natural disaster assistance […]

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News Roundup: Sept. 5-12

Each week we round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from news outlets across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. Click on the links to go straight to the full story. “From Equipment Manufacturing to Wine Making on the Same Farm,” Southern Farm Network: September is wine and grape month […]

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News Roundup: Aug 30 – Sept. 5

Each week we round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from news outlets across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. Click on the links to go straight to the full story. “Fish food: Aquaponics offers full-circle farming,” Smoky Mountain News: Tucked away along a squirrely offshoot of Jonathan Creek Road, […]

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Grants awarded for hemlock restoration projects

WNC Communities announced three awards totaling $75,000 to help to restore North Carolina’s hemlock trees to long-term health. The awards program is a part of the new Hemlock Restoration Initiative, a cooperative effort launched by Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler and the NCDA&CS through a grant to WNC Communities. Hemlocks across Western North Carolina are being […]

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News Roundup: Aug. 23-29

Each week we round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from news outlets across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. Click on the links to go straight to the full story. “Several Facets to Implementing the Food Safety Modernization Act,” Southern Farm Network: At the Food Safety Forum this week, […]

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News Roundup: Aug. 15-22

Each week we round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from news outlets across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. Click on the links to go straight to the full story. “Sampson County wood pellet plant: Economic growth vs. environmental effects,” Fayetteville Observer: By the end of 2015, if all […]

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