grants

NCDA&CS recently announced over $1.25 million awarded in specialty crop grants from USDA funding. Projects support tomatoes, sweet potatoes, apples, Christmas trees, truffles, grapes and wine, microgreens and sod.

NCDA&CS recently announced over $1.25 million awarded in specialty crop grants from USDA funding. Projects support tomatoes, sweet potatoes, apples, Christmas trees, truffles, grapes and wine, microgreens and sod.

Summary: Ten projects focused on supporting specialty crop producers recently received funding through the specialty crop block grant program funded by USDA. More than $1.25 million was awarded. Specialty crops represent tremendous opportunities for North Carolina...

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NC Feral Swine Task Force receives $2.6 million in grants

  The Feral Swine Task Force has received more than $2.6 million in grants to help combat the feral swine problem in six North Carolina counties. Grants include $620,000 for Sampson County North, $750,000 for Sampson County South and $1.25 million for the Five County Feral Swine Trap Grant. The grant programs will run through […]

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Several grants available for NC farmers and rural communities

Fall is traditionally called “harvest season,” but it’s also grant season for several agricultural organizations in North Carolina. That means farmers and others could get thousands of dollars to help with projects on the farm and in the surrounding rural communities. Here’s a roundup of some available grants. Contact the organization for more information. WNC […]

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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: March 24-29

News Roundup: March 24-29

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. “NC’s rural-urban divide reveals ‘classic tale of two Carolinas’ at N&O forum,” News & Observer: By many accounts, North Carolina is a prospering state. It’s been in the running for an […]

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Today’s Topic: Cost-share grants available through NCDA&CS for farmers markets, farmers and agritourism operations.

Today’s Topic: Cost-share grants available through NCDA&CS for farmers markets, farmers and agritourism operations.

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The NCDA&CS Marketing Division has a couple of cost-share grants available for farmers and farmers markets. Farmers who test their water supply as a part of a pre- and post-harvest food safety program, can apply for reimbursement […]

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News Roundup: March 3 – 9

News Roundup: March 3 – 9

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 THE “HEMP EPICENTER”; JIM DUNPHY HONORED,” Southern Farm Network: (Audio) Spring Hope-based Hemp, Inc. says the company is set to grow up to 25,000 acres of industrial hemp this […]

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