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One NC Farm That Is Udderly Awesome

The following blog is a guest post provided by Kali Kasulis, a Senior in Veterinary BioScience at the University of Mount Olive. Kasulis is also president of the UMO Animal Science Club and vice president of UMO Collegiate FFA. While attending the University of Mount Olive, Kasulis has had the opportunity to work at Cherry […]

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Ran-Lew Dairy finds new ways to thrive

Even after decades of family farming, there is always room for a new idea. Take that from Randy Lewis, owner of Ran Lew Dairy in Snow Camp. A fifth-generation dairy farmer, Lewis took over ownership of the farm in 1980, having bought the farm himself after his grandmother and mentor sold it among her family […]

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Automated machines bring numerous benefits to dairy research (Part Two)

Automation in agriculture has revolutionized some of the work on farms, including North Carolina’s 18 research stations. Automated features on equipment can improve accuracy and consistency, from tractors in fields to operations in barns. There’s also a benefit in the aspect of labor because automation can save lots of man hours and essentially do more […]

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Super Sippers out chug All Stars

Today legislators faced off for the 19th Annual Legislative Milk Chugging Contest between the House and Senate Agriculture committees. Teams competed to see who could chug six half pints of milk in the shortest amount of time. Winners earned a donation to the charity of their choice The “Senate Super Sippers,” made up of Sen. […]

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National Milk Day

For all the dairy cow lovers out there, we’re here to tell you about the day for you – National Milk Day! North Carolina is home to 45 dairy farms and ranks 28th in the nation for milk production with 986 million pounds of milk. Iredell, Randolph and Lincoln counties are the leading producers of […]

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News Roundup: June 16 – 22

News Roundup: June 16 – 22

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. “MO mayor blasts Farm Bill protest before legislature,” Mount Olive Tribune: The N.C. Farm Act of 2018 is strongly supported by Mount Olive Mayor Joe Scott, who spoke before members […]

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News Roundup: June 9 – 15

News Roundup: June 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. “Bethel farmer added to Ag Hall of Fame,” Smoky Mountain News: Haywood County farmer Bill Holbrook has been inducted into the Western North Carolina Agricultural Hall of Fame for his […]

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News Roundup: Dec. 9 – 15

News Roundup: Dec. 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. “INCREASED FOCUS ON SENECAVIRUS A IN SWINE,” Southern Farm Network: (Audio)Animal health officials are conducting more tests related to a relatively low-impact swine disease which symptoms mimic a major disease […]

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North Carolina dairy industry leads way in secure milk plan

North Carolina dairy industry leads way in secure milk plan

The dairy industry is a fine-tuned machine. From the farm to milk processors to the grocery store, today’s dairy industry is regional in scope and streamlined to run in a most efficient manner. In North Carolina today, there are about 47,000 head of dairy cattle to provide fresh, wholesome milk to residents, compared with 81,000 […]

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News Roundup: Nov. 26-Dec. 2

News Roundup: Nov. 26-Dec. 2

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. “Family Trees: Selling Christmas trees more of a passion than a business,” Winston-Salem Journal: When Christmas tree lots start popping up all over the city, the horticulturist inside of me gets […]

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News Roundup: April 9-15

News Roundup: April 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. “When hives don’t thrive, pollinators needed,” Hendersonville Times-News: At Gary Steiner’s home on Newmann Road in Hendersonville, a row of neatly stacked white wooden boxes lines the side of his […]

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