Posts tagged drought

USDA designates Granville County as primary natural disaster area because of drought earlier this year

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated Granville County as a primary natural disaster area due to damages and losses caused by drought and excessive heat that occurred from April 1-July 31. Farmers and ranchers in the following counties in North Carolina also qualify for natural disaster assistance because their counties are contiguous. Those counties […]

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With 65 N.C. counties experiencing moderate drought, residents should think before burning debris

Today’s announcement that 65 North Carolina counties are in a moderate drought reinforces recent cautions from the N.C. Forest Service about burning yard waste and other debris. The Drought Management Advisory Council released a map showing the drought spreading over central and western North Carolina. Moderate drought now covers 65 counties, an increase of 11 […]

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News Roundup: Nov. 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. “Michelle Obama receives White House Christmas tree,” Los Angeles Times: The official White House Christmas tree arrived Friday morning […]

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News Roundup: Aug. 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. “Fair changes put humans, animals farther apart,” WRAL: Visitors to the 2012 North Carolina State Fair will see even […]

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News Roundup: July 21-27

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. “Officials still watching for hotspots at Ogden Park,” Wilmington Star-News: The blackened forest was still smoldering Wednesday morning as […]

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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. “National drought a double-edged sword for NC farmers,” WWAY: The drought across much of the country is threatening to […]

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News Roundup: June 30-July6

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. “There’s a strong interest in Friends of Agriculture,” Mecklenburg County Extension Blog: The 20 or so farmers and food […]

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News Roundup: June 2-8

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. Farm to School sales top $1 million,” Greensboro News & Record: The state agriculture department reached a milestone […]

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News Roundup: April 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. “Pavilion gets official touch,” Lumberton Robesonian: Steve Troxler, the state commissioner of agriculture, envisions great things happening at the […]

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Today’s Topic: Senate Committee on Emergency Preparedness makes recommendations to help agriculture

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” This week, Commissioner Troxler and Rhonda discuss recommendations for disaster response that the state Senate’s Committee on Emergency Preparedness put forward last week. Many of the recommendations could benefit farmers. In 2011, tornadoes, drought and Hurricane Irene […]

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