Posts tagged sorghum

News Roundup: Nov. 28 – Dec. 6

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. “U.S. farm bill has big impact in NC,” News & Observer: North Carolina has a lot riding on the […]

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News Roundup: Nov. 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. “Frugal feast: How to stretch your Thanksgiving dollar,” News & Observer: Thanksgiving dinner is inching closer to 50 bucks […]

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Lots of farm activity in Harnett County

A recent visit to Harnett County turned up a lot of farm activity, from harvesting tobacco and irrigating crops to spraying peanuts. As is often the case in the middle of summer, some fields looked better than others and some crops were much further along. Regional agronomist Don Nicholson said rain has been the biggest factor, and summer showers can be notoriously fickle […]

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N.C. History Museum’s garden continues to grow; Commissioner Troxler explains topping tobacco

Followers of the In The Field blog might remember an earlier post about the N.C. History Museum’s outdoor garden, where sorghum, peanuts, flue-cured and burley tobacco, cotton, corn, beans and squash are among the crops on display. These crops represent some of the state’s leading commodities. We’re happy to report that the garden continues to grow, attracting a […]

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N.C. crops sprout up outside the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh

Tobacco, corn and peanut plants are not exactly what visitors to downtown Raleigh might expect to see in planters near the State Capitol, but these and other field crops are offering many visitors a unique opportunity to see some of North Carolina’s top agricultural crops up close. The plants, which are in large, permanent concrete planters […]

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