Posts tagged crop damage

USDA designates 13 N.C. counties as primary natural disaster areas

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated 13 counties in North Carolina as primary natural disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by excessive rain and flooding that began May 1 and continues. Those counties are: Avery Brunswick Buncombe Cleveland Columbus Durham Henderson Madison Orange Rutherford Transylvania Watauga Wilson Farmers and ranchers in the […]

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Dr. Weimin Ye named 2012 Employee of the Year

The department’s nematode lab processes about 36,000 samples each year, making it the busiest lab of its kind in the nation. As section chief for the nematode lab, Dr. Weimin Ye is there to make sure the lab runs smoothly. For his contribution to the department, Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler recognized Ye as the 2012 […]

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News Roundup: Sept. 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. “One more weekend for the Mountain State Fair near Asheville,” Asheville Citizen-Times: The N. C. Mountain State Fair is […]

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News Roundup: Aug. 27-Sept. 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. “N.C. damage estimates from Irene more than $190 million,” Fayetteville Observer: Damage estimates for North Carolina inched up Thursday […]

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News Roundup: March 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 each paper’s full story. “The Stokes Purple is going national,” News & Observer: The North Carolina-grown purple sweet potato may soon be […]

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