Posts tagged grain sorghum

News Roundup: March 1-7

 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. “NC businesses, bases hope to withstand military budget cuts,” The News & Observer: Growing fruits and vegetables on 200 […]

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Small-grain growers approve assessment

North Carolina’s small-grain farmers have extended the assessment on the following crops: wheat, oats, rye, barley, rapeseed, canola and grain sorghum. Ninety-six percent of voting farmers approved the assessment in a referendum Aug. 7. The assessment period will run from Jan. 1, 2014, through Dec. 31, 2019. The assessment amount of half of 1 percent […]

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Today’s Topic: Small-grain farmers to vote on assessment Aug. 7

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” North Carolina’s small-grain growers will vote Aug. 7 on whether to continue an assessment on their crops. The N.C. Small Grain Growers Association is sponsoring the referendum, asking farmers to renew the assessment for another six growing […]

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Today’s Topic: Grain sorghum acreage in N.C. sees big gains in 2012

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” About 50,000 acres of grain sorghum were grown in North Carolina in 2012, a 10-fold increase over the previous year. Commissioner Troxler says the crop has many advantages: It’s drought-tolerant and has flexible planting dates. It’s also […]

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News Roundup: Dec. 1-7

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. “House panel shelves major immigration legislation,” News & Observer: A special House panel on immigration reform dissolved abruptly Thursday […]

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Grain sorghum gaining in popularity with N.C. farmers

North Carolina farmers grew about 50,000 acres of grain sorghum this year, an estimated 10-fold increase over 2011. The are several reasons why the crop is becoming popular with growers: drought tolerance; flexible planting dates; unattractiveness to deer; no need for specialized equipment or costly inputs; and improved rotation and double-crop options for management of […]

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