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News Roundup: Dec. 31-Jan. 6

News Roundup: Dec. 31-Jan. 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. “NC FSA Director to Leave January 20th,” Southern Farm Network: (Audio) For just over three years, the North Carolina Farm Service Agency has had the most dynamic and involved director in […]

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A roundup of disaster assistance that may help farms and agribusinesses affected by Hurricane Matthew

Farms and agribusinesses affected by Hurricane Matthew may be eligible for assistance from several agencies and organizations. Here is a roundup of programs we are aware of at this time. USDA Disaster Assistance The USDA Farm Service Agency offers disaster assistance and low-interest loan programs to assist agricultural producers in their recovery efforts following qualifying […]

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USDA designates 4 more NC counties as primary natural disaster areas because of rain, flooding

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated Alamance, Chatham, Person and Rockingham counties as primary natural disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by excessive rain and flooding that began July 13, 2015. Farmers and ranchers in the following counties in North Carolina also qualify for natural disaster assistance because their counties are contiguous. Those […]

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USDA designates 5 NC counties as primary natural disaster areas because of excessive rain since Oct. 27

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated Granville, Greene, Lee, Montgomery and Moore counties as primary natural disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by excessive rain and flooding that began Oct. 27, 2015. Farmers and ranchers in the following N.C. counties also qualify for natural disaster assistance because their counties are contiguous. Those counties […]

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USDA designates 11 more NC counties as primary natural disaster areas

The U.S. Department of Agriculture designated 11 more North Carolina counties as primary natural disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by excessive rain and flooding that occurred from Sept. 22, 2015, through Oct. 4, 2015. Those counties are: Bertie Bladen Caswell Cumberland Gates Hertford Hoke Northampton Pamlico Union Warren Farmers and ranchers in […]

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USDA designates 19 NC counties as primary natural disaster areas

The U.S. Department of Agriculture designated 19 counties in North Carolina as primary natural disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by excessive rain and flooding that occurred from Sept. 22, 2015, through Oct. 4, 2015. Those counties are: Alleghany Ashe Beaufort Brunswick Carteret Columbus Craven Dare Duplin Edgecombe Hyde Jones Martin Onslow Pender […]

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Dairy producers invited to meeting about federal Margin Protection Program

North Carolina dairy producers are invited to a meeting about the federal Margin Protection Program at 10 a.m. Oct. 1 at the Iredell County Agricultural Resource Center in Statesville. Registration deadline is Sept. 26. The USDA Farm Service Agency is organizing the meeting, and FSA personnel will explain the mechanics of the program. Dr. Geoff […]

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USDA designates 13 N.C. counties as primary natural disaster areas

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated 13 counties in North Carolina as primary natural disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by excessive rain and flooding that began May 1 and continues. Those counties are: Avery Brunswick Buncombe Cleveland Columbus Durham Henderson Madison Orange Rutherford Transylvania Watauga Wilson Farmers and ranchers in the […]

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