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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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News Roundup: April 1-7

News Roundup: April 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. “Hog waste bill speeds through NC House,” WRAL: Speed legislating is pretty common each legislative session in the weeks leading up to crossover, the date by which, in most cases, a […]

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News Roundup: Jan. 7-13

News Roundup: Jan. 7-13

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 nears finalizing rules regarding the growing of hemp,” WNCN: (Video) North Carolina is weeks away from finalizing rules regarding the growing of hemp. Pat McCrory and agriculture commissioner Steve Troxler […]

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News Roundup: Dec. 23-30

News Roundup: Dec. 23-30

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. “Waldenomics: NC growth to continue in 2017,” The News & Observer: N.C. State University economist Michael Walden predicts that the state will pull further ahead of the rest of the country […]

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News Roundup: July 30-Aug. 5

News Roundup: July 30-Aug. 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. “Local nonprofit declares war on the hemlock woolly adelgid,” Mountain Xpress: Since its accidental arrival here from southern Japan about two decades ago, the hemlock woolly adelgid has killed hundreds of […]

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Today’s Topic: Thirty-three NC counties designated as Sentinel Landscape

Today’s Topic: Thirty-three NC counties designated as Sentinel Landscape

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The federal government has designated 33 counties in Eastern North Carolina as a Sentinel Landscape. This designation will include the development of voluntary programs of incentives for landowners and local governments that want to participate. The designation is […]

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News Roundup: Jan. 9-15

News Roundup: Jan. 9-15

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. “State lifts ban after avian flu outbreak last year,” Shelby Star: The suspension of live poultry shows and sales has been lifted, a week earlier than when the ban was […]

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News Roundup: Dec. 5-11

News Roundup: Dec. 5-11

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. “A Weekend in Christmas Tree Country,” Garden & Gun’s Daily Shot Blog: Deep in the forested heart of northwestern North Carolina lies Watauga County, the self-proclaimed “Choose and Cut Christmas Tree […]

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News Roundup: Nov. 28-Dec. 4

News Roundup: Nov. 28-Dec. 4

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. “Eyes on the future: Saving WNC’s farms,” Mountain Xpress: Robin Reeves is the sixth generation to grow up on her family’s Madison County farm — a lineage that dates back to […]

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Today’s Topic: Resource Conservation Workshop

Today’s Topic: Resource Conservation Workshop

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Each year, about 100 students from across North Carolina include the Resource Conservation Workshop in their summer plans. This year’s workshop takes place June 21-26 at N.C. State University. It’s sponsored by the N.C. Association of Soil and Water Conservation […]

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News Roundup: Nov. 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. Click on the links to go straight to the full story. “Frugal feast: How to stretch your Thanksgiving dollar,” News & Observer: Thanksgiving dinner is inching closer to 50 bucks […]

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News Roundup: Sept. 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. Click on the links to go straight to the full story. “Farmers struggle to find enough apple pickers, ” Hendersonville Times News: Farmers are struggling to find enough pickers for […]

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