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News Roundup: Oct. 18-24

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. “UAVs soar over North Carolina State Fair,” Southeast Farm Press: Unmanned aircraft, like sneaky late-night radio UFOs, are hovering […]

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News Roundup: Oct. 11-17

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. “Pig farms rebound from virus; meat prices may drop,” WRAL: A virus that killed millions of baby pigs in […]

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News Roundup: Oct. 4 -10

 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.  “Commerce Secretary Decker still hopeful Sanderson Farms will build in Cumberland,” Fayetteville Observer: State Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker said […]

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Jones and Onslow counties get USDA disaster designation

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated Jones and Onslow counties as primary natural disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by excessive rain and flooding that began July 3 and continues. Farmers and ranchers in Carteret, Craven, Duplin, Lenoir and Pender counties also qualify for natural disaster assistance because their counties are contiguous. […]

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News Roundup: Sept. 27-Oct. 3

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. “Pilot plant adding pork processing,” McDowell News: Thanks to a $75,000 grant, the Foothills Pilot Plant will be able […]

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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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