Small-grain growers approve assessment

North Carolina’s small-grain farmers have extended the assessment on the following crops: wheat, oats, rye, barley, rapeseed, canola and grain sorghum. Ninety-six percent of voting farmers approved the assessment in a referendum Aug. 7. The assessment period will run from Jan. 1, 2014, through Dec. 31, 2019. The assessment amount of half of 1 percent […]

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Today’s Topic: Small-grain farmers to vote on assessment Aug. 7

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” North Carolina’s small-grain growers will vote Aug. 7 on whether to continue an assessment on their crops. The N.C. Small Grain Growers Association is sponsoring the referendum, asking farmers to renew the assessment for another six growing […]

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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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