Posts tagged flooding

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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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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News Roundup: Jan. 26-Feb. 1

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. “Grants offer local farmers chance to diversify,” Hendersonville Times-News: Four local farmers were among the recipients of $148,500 in […]

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Today’s Topic: Hurricane Irene devastates crops in eastern North Carolina

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Hurricane Irene devastated crops in eastern North Carolina over the weekend. Commissioner Troxler visited eastern counties after the storm and talked to Rhonda about what he saw. Eastern North Carolina accounts for about 75 percent of ag […]

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Photos from the Field: Farmers market flood

According to a recent report from the NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, 2010 saw record-breaking snow storms, above-average temperatures and increased precipitation across the U.S. December was one of the coldest on record for Raleigh and other parts of North Carolina. And, while it might seem that fluctuating weather is a recent development, […]

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News Roundup: October 23-29

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. “After Flooding, NC Crops Faring Pretty Well,” Southern Farm Network: Last time we heard from Kent Messick, Section Chief […]

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Today’s Topic: Flooding poses threat to crops

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with the Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” This week, Rhonda and Commissioner Troxler talk about the torrential rains that affected much of eastern North Carolina last week. The heavy rains left many fields under water, posing a threat to several crops. Commissioner Troxler […]

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