conservation

Department funding helps save N.C. town’s economy

Department funding helps save N.C. town’s economy

Funding from the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is helping protect about $12.7 million of property and business in one eastern North Carolina town. That estimate comes from the town of Oriental in Pamlico County. The project is called the Whittaker Pointe Shoreline Restoration Project, and the Department’s portion of funding was […]

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News Roundup: Dec 1 – 7

News Roundup: Dec 1 – 7

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. “We waste a lot of food. These people are doing something about it.” News & Observer: Oddly shaped produce can make for a fun conversation. But most produce that doesn’t […]

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Union County couple named Conservation Farm Family of the Year

Union County couple named Conservation Farm Family of the Year

Scott and Lisa Baucom of Marshville were recently named the Outstanding Conservation Farm Family of 2018 by the N.C. Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts. The Baucoms take the initiative to implement sound, innovative, and cost-effective conservation techniques on their family farm. They have integrated several best management practices into their operations, including rotational […]

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News Roundup: April 5 – 10

News Roundup: April 5 – 10

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. “STUDY: U.S. FARMLAND SHRINKING,” Southern Farm Network: A report from American Farmland Trust released Wednesday finds that between 1992 and 2012, almost 31 million acres of farmland were lost, equal to […]

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News Roundup: April 14-20

News Roundup: April 14-20

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. “CONAWAY HOPEFUL HOUSE WILL CONSIDER FARM BILL IN MAY,”  Southern Farm Network: House Agriculture Chairman Mike Conaway is hopeful the U.S. House will consider the 2018 farm bill next month, […]

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News Roundup: March 10-16

News Roundup: March 10-16

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. “NC Farm Bureau director says NC is no longer Mayberry,” Salisbury Post: As of July 2007, the world has been more urban than rural, according to a study by the […]

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News Roundup: Dec. 2 -8

News Roundup: Dec. 2 -8

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. “Jerome Vick honored with Tobacco Great award,” Wilson Times: Wilson County farmer Jerome Vick told about 250 tobacco farmers to “never give up.” Vick was presented with a prestigious Tobacco […]

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News Roundup: May 6-12

News Roundup: May 6-12

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. “New farmers face dwindling land, soaring prices in Triangle,” The News & Observer: Thomas Saile of Raleigh hopes to own a farm one day. Saile has spent time in an […]

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News Roundup: April 29 – May 5

News Roundup: April 29 – May 5

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. “Pork industry favors incentives for river protection,” The News & Observer: Keeping pollution out of North Carolina’s rivers by paying farmers to shut down their hog farms in flood plains […]

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