News Roundup: September 25-October 1

by | Oct 1, 2010

News Roundup logoEach 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.

  • State wants stronger pesticides to fight bedbugs,” Greensboro News & Record: A state official is calling in the cavalry in the fight against bloodsucking bedbugs. Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler wants the federal Environmental Protection Agency to fast-track pesticides for use against the creatures. …
  • Duke to turn hog waste to energy,” Charlotte Observer: Partnership of federal and state governments, Duke Energy and Duke University back system for methane. Duke Energy and Duke University are partnering on a project to make electricity from hog waste. …
  • ASU to move its teaching farm,” Winston-Salem Journal: Appalachian State University is going to move its teaching and research farm program from Valle Crucis to Ashe County and expand it, trustees said Friday. …