N.C. Cooperative Extension

News Roundup: July 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. Click on the links to go straight to the full story. “Bladen-Cumberland wildfire nearly contained,” Fayetteville Observer: A wildfire that has been burning since June 20 near the Cumberland-Bladen county […]

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News Roundup: May 1-7

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 each paper’s full story. “Son leaves corporate world to join dad in a new farming venture,” Hendersonville Times-News: Larry Stepp Jr. is […]

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Mailbag: N.C. Cooperative Extension

Monday, we posted a reminder of the many ways you can contact us to ask your questions. We received several questions this week that were answered by North Carolina Cooperative Extension offices. N.C. Cooperative Extension,  is a collaboration among N.C. State University, N.C. A&T State University, county, state and federal governments. Extension staff can answer questions on a […]

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NCDA&CS assistant commissioner honored by soybean group

Dr. Richard Reich, assistant commissioner for agricultural services at the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, received the North Carolina Soybean Producers Association’s Meritorious Service award at the association’s 43rd annual meeting in New Bern on Jan. 14. The award is the association’s most prestigious recognition for outstanding contributions to North Carolina soybean farmers. […]

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News Roundup

Each week we’ll round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from newspapers across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. Click on the links to go straight to each paper’s full story. “Workshops on futures offered to farmers,” Asheville Citizen-Times: The N.C. Department of Agriculture will host seven free workshops for […]

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Visiting farms, aquaculture operations in Eastern N.C.

I recently visited several farms in eastern North Carolina to see what farmers are doing and listen to their concerns. We visited Bertie, Chowan, Gates, Beaufort, Craven and Pitt counties. We covered a lot of miles and a lot of topics in three days, including environmental regulations, water resources, the cost of fertilizer and other […]

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News Roundup

Each week we’ll round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from newspapers across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. Click on the links to go straight to each paper’s full story. “Rain keeps recession from having great impact on farmers,” High Point Enterprise: DENTON – Rain, rather than recession, has […]

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Agriculture and social media: Q&A with Sue Colucci

Like we mentioned in our Facebook…and Farmers post, many agriculturists are finding value for themselves and their customers, suppliers and producers in social media tools like blogs, Twitter, Facebook and more. Here, we’ll highlight local organizations and businesses using these programs and find out how they’re benefiting from them. Sue Colucci is an area-specialized agriculture […]

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