Hurricane Irene

September Crop Report shows impacts from Hurricane Irene

The September Crop Report from USDA firmly grasps the obvious: Hurricane Irene hammered North Carolina’s tobacco crop. The latest production forecast says the flue-cured tobacco crop will yield 1,650 pounds per acre. That’s a 500-pound drop since the August report. It’s also well below the 10-year average of 2,100 pounds per acre. Production is now […]

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News Roundup: Sept. 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. Click on the links to go straight to the full story. “Google invests in hog-waste power,” News & Observer: Internet search giant Google is among the investors in a Duke […]

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News Roundup: Aug. 27-Sept. 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. Click on the links to go straight to the full story. “N.C. damage estimates from Irene more than $190 million,” Fayetteville Observer: Damage estimates for North Carolina inched up Thursday […]

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Today’s Topic: Hurricane Irene devastates crops in eastern North Carolina

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Hurricane Irene devastated crops in eastern North Carolina over the weekend. Commissioner Troxler visited eastern counties after the storm and talked to Rhonda about what he saw. Eastern North Carolina accounts for about 75 percent of ag […]

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News Roundup: Aug. 20-26

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. HURRICANE IRENE HEADLINES “North Carolina farmers brace for Irene’s impact,” The Associated Press: Wilson Daughtry was among the Eastern […]

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