economic impact

Forestry economist release economic impact numbers of the forest sector

Forestry economist release economic impact numbers of the forest sector

Forestry economists from N.C. State University recently released the latest economic impact numbers of the forest sector, which at $34.9 billion represents a $1 billion increase from last year. Forestry and logging operations, sawmills, furniture mills, and pulp and paper industries are included in the forestry sector. I think we can all agree North Carolina […]

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Walden releases new ag numbers

N.C. State University economist Mike Walden recently released the latest agriculture and agribusiness numbers and happily agriculture and agribusiness continue to grow. The latest reflect a $3.2 billion increase in economic impact to $95.9 billion. N.C. State Economist Mike Walden recently released his latest economic impact numbers for agriculture and agribusiness, and I am happy […]

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Today’s Topic: North Carolina turkeys head up to Washington D.C. representing North Carolina’s $609 million turkey industry

Today’s Topic: North Carolina turkeys head up to Washington D.C. representing North Carolina’s $609 million turkey industry

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Two turkeys from North Carolina have made their way up to Washington D.C. to be presented to President Trump and his wife. They are from Wellie Jackson’s farm in Clinton. The Butterball grower was selected by the […]

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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: Nov. 23-Dec. 1

News Roundup: Nov. 23-Dec. 1

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 Sweet Potato Tale,” UNC-TV: (Video) Find out how North Carolina became a sweet potato-producing powerhouse. Producer Frank Graff follows sweet potatoes from farms in North Carolina to restaurants in […]

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News Roundup: Sept. 30-Oct. 6

News Roundup: Sept. 30-Oct. 6

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. “Ag Secretary Perdue Says Communication With the Non-Farming Public Up to Farmers,” Southern Farm Network: (Audio) On Thursday, Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue hosted a roundtable discussion around biotechnology at NC State […]

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News Roundup: Sept. 23-29

News Roundup: Sept. 23-29

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. “North Carolina farmers handled dicamba well, but can improve,” Southeast Farm Press: Only 14 official dicamba drift complaints were filed with the North Carolina Department of Agriculture this year. “There were […]

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News Roundup: Aug. 13-19

News Roundup: Aug. 13-19

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. “$45M Golden LEAF grant makes NCSU plant research facility a reality,” Triangle Business Journal: With help from a whopping $45 million grant from the Golden LEAF Foundation, N.C. State University will […]

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Today’s Topic: Economic impact of NC agriculture, agribusiness increases to $84 billion

Today’s Topic: Economic impact of NC agriculture, agribusiness increases to $84 billion

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” N.C. State University economist Mike Walden has released his yearly analysis of the impact that agriculture and agribusiness have on North Carolina’s economy. His analysis showed that agriculture and agribusiness are still the state’s largest industry, with an economic impact that […]

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News Roundup: Sept. 12-18

News Roundup: Sept. 12-18

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. “Watauga County Sheriff’s Office Arrests Ginseng Poacher, Charged With Felony,” High Country Press: This past weekend, the Watauga County Sheriff’s Office arrested Eric Moretz, 27, of 1351 Brownwood Road in […]

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News Roundup: Aug. 8-14

News Roundup: Aug. 8-14

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. “N.C. Farm School: Seven-month program helping to produce a new generation of farmers,” Salisbury Post: Rolling pastures, grazing cattle, tobacco […]

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News Roundup: May 17-23

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.   “In North Carolina, a 20-fold increase in fines for seed piracy,”  The News & Observer:  North Carolina’s peanut […]

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