News Roundup: July 14-20

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.

  • Federal agency backs NY Plum Island sale,” Charlotte Observer: A federal agency supports a plan to sell New York’s Plum Island, home to the country’s only laboratory that studies infectious animal diseases that could affect the livestock industry, according to a draft report by the agency. …
  • Reminder to vaccinate horses after two die from EEE,” Richmond County Daily Journal: Horse owners in North Carolina are being reminded to vaccinate their horses to prevent the spread of disease to other horses, pets or even humans, state officials said on Tuesday. …
  • Heat damage to corn appears minimal,” Southern Farm Network: When the hot dry weather set in, some corn fields were pollinating. NC State Extension Corn Specialist Dr. Ron Heiniger says the damage isn’t as extensive as was originally thought. …
  • EPA drops proposed livestock farm reporting rule,” Charlotte Observer: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency won’t adopt a proposed rule that would have required large livestock farms to report information about their operations. …
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