agricultural education

Nickels for Know-How referendum passes by huge margin

In November, users of feed and fertilizer across North Carolina overwhelmingly approved continuing the Nickels for Know-How program. The referendum passed with 96 percent of the vote. The 60-year-old program consists of a voluntary assessment of 15 cents per ton on fertilizer and animal feed produced and purchased in North Carolina. The money supports agricultural […]

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Today’s Topic: Nickels for Know-How referendum occurs Nov. 16

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Users of feed and fertilizer in North Carolina will vote at Cooperative Extension offices tomorrow on whether to continue the self-assessment of 15 cents per ton on fertilizers and animal feed produced in the state. Known as […]

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News Roundup: July 31-August 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. “Grants will boost local agriculture: Applications accepted through Nov. 22,” Mountain Xpress: WNC Agricultural Options is introducing a new community […]

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