News Roundup: October 30-November 5

by | Nov 5, 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.

  • Christmas tree rises at Biltmore Estate in Asheville,” Asheville Citizen-Times: Delivering a 35-foot tall Christmas tree to one of North Carolina’s biggest tourist attractions is fairly routine these days for George Andrews. The 73-year-old owner of Andrews Nursery in Avery County has been providing the Biltmore Estate’s signature holiday centerpiece for 36 years. …
  • Grants available for NC farmland preservation,” Asheville Citizen-Times: County governments and nonprofit groups pursuing farmland preservation projects can apply for funding assistance from the N.C. Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund, Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler recently announced. …