Posts tagged USDA Farm Service Agency

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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USDA designates 37 N.C. counties as primary natural disaster areas because of drought

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced today that it had designated 37 counties in North Carolina as primary natural disaster areas because of losses caused by drought and excessive heat that occurred during 2011. Those counties are: Alamance Durham Hyde Pamlico Beaufort Franklin Johnston Pender Brunswick Gates Jones Rockingham Carteret Granville Lee Sampson Caswell Greene […]

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News Roundup: Jan. 7-13

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. “Steve Troxler, guest columnist: Despite reports, liquefied-petroleum gas monitor is responsible,” Winston-Salem Journal: There has been right much criticism […]

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Two more meetings on Hurricane Irene recovery scheduled with farmers

State agriculture and emergency management officials will meet with farmers and representatives from the agriculture and agribusiness communities to discuss progress and concerns related to Hurricane Irene recovery process. The meetings will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Dates and locations are below: Tuesday, Oct. 18, Edgecombe County Cooperative Extension Service Livestock Arena, 1175 […]

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Sixty-seven N.C. counties eligible for federal disaster assistance because of drought

[Update: In addition to the counties included in this disaster designation, 12 N.C. counties that border Virginia were included in a disaster designation for counties in that state in early November. For a list, click here.] The heavy rainfall and flooding in late September and early October captured headlines, but drought conditions arguably had a […]

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