agricultural research

Board of Agriculture approves referendums to support research

Farmers will have a chance to vote on whether to continue a longstanding program that supports agricultural research, after the N.C. Board of Agriculture gave its approval to the referendum Thursday. In a meeting at the State Fairgrounds, the board voted 8-0 to approve the referendum for Nickels for Know-How, which provides funding for agricultural […]

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Today’s Topic: Governor’s proposed budget not kind to agriculture

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Gov. Bev Perdue’s proposed budget, released last week, would cut the NCDA&CS by nearly 30 percent. The proposal would close seven agricultural research stations and transfer the Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund out of NCDA&CS, […]

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Annual report on agricultural research stations available online

North Carolina has a nationally recognized agricultural research system that has worked to improve crop productivity and farming techniques. The partnership between NCDA&CS, N.C. State University and N.C. A&T State University continues to benefit agriculture in our state, as evidenced in the 2010 Research Stations Annual Report, which is now available at The annual […]

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