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News Roundup: Jan. 24-30

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. “Fueled by oil, agriculture sector welcomes low diesel prices,” Winston-Salem Journal: The recent plunge in fuel prices have been […]

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News Roundup: Jan. 17-23

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 long history, WNC Farmers Market seeks sustainable path forward,” Asheville Citizen-Times: Since opening in 1977, the WNC Farmers […]

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News Roundup: Jan. 10-16

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. “NC State Presses For $180M Plant Sciences Plan with Ag Industry,” Xconomy: Agriculture is a $78 billion annual business […]

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2014 was a record year for NC cotton, peanuts, sweet potatoes

Despite a cool, wet spring that caused delays in field work, 2014 was a record-setting year for several North Carolina crops, according to the USDA’s annual crop summary. The statewide average yields for cotton, peanuts and sweet potatoes set new records, while soybean yields tied a record and production of tobacco was the most since […]

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News Roundup: Jan. 3-9

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. “US tobacco growers learned some things in 2014,” Southeast Farm Press: The 2014 U.S. tobacco-growing season, which ended emphatically […]

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News Roundup: Dec. 20 – Jan. 2

 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. “Christmas tree farms a gift for beneficial bugs,” Hendersonville Times-News: Sweat bees, like this one on a black-eyed Susan, […]

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News Roundup: Dec. 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. “The only thing that will feed the world is farmers,” Southeast Farm Press: Agriculture needs to avoid claiming that […]

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U.S. Census of Horticulture arriving in mailboxes this winter

As millions of Americans venture out to purchase fresh-cut Christmas trees and poinsettias this month, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service is gearing up to survey the producers of those cherished holiday traditions. NASS is conducting the 2014 Census of Horticultural Specialties to gather detailed information on horticultural production and sales across […]

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News Roundup: Dec. 6-12

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. “Kalettes, Broccoflower And Other Eye-Popping Vegetables For 2015,” WFAE: Does a cross between Brussels sprouts and kale sounds like […]

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News Roundup: Nov. 27-Dec. 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. “Extension mission focus on farms,” Wilmington Star-News: Mention the words cooperative extension today and master gardeners, 4-H Clubs or […]

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