Piedmont Research Station

Automated machines bring numerous benefits to dairy research (Part Two)

Automation in agriculture has revolutionized some of the work on farms, including North Carolina’s 18 research stations. Automated features on equipment can improve accuracy and consistency, from tractors in fields to operations in barns. There’s also a benefit in the aspect of labor because automation can save lots of man hours and essentially do more […]

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Delayed but not denied: revamped field day shares ag info

“The show must go on!” That’s the proverbial phrase that could be applied to a recent event at one of North Carolina’s agriculture research stations. While the planned Small Grains Field Day didn’t go on exactly as planned, it did continue in a different format. (The phrase could also be used to describe just about […]

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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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News Roundup: April 23-29

News Roundup: April 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. “Area farmers report a bumper crop,” Burlington Times-News: A mild winter has made strawberries ripe for the picking. Local strawberry farms are reporting a bumper crop this year, with most opening […]

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Realigned beef cattle research program designed to strengthen industry; Beef Cattle Field Day is July 18 at the Mountain Research Station in Waynesville

North Carolina’s beef cattle research herd is growing as part of a plan to create a centralized herd to accommodate research efforts across the state. Eight state-operated research stations and one field lab conduct beef cattle research, with projects focused on feed conversion and feed alternatives, fescue toxicity, fertility, nutrition and more. “We know agricultural […]

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News Roundup: July 3-10

News Roundup: July 3-10

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. Click on the links to go straight to the full story. “Farm use of drones to take off as feds loosen restrictions,” Winston-Salem Journal: Mike Geske wants a drone. Watching a […]

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News Roundup: Oct. 25-31

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. “Onslow County Beekeepers Association Announces New Apprenticeship Program” Jacksonville Daily News: In 1977 the North Carolina General Assembly passed […]

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News Roundup: Oct. 4 -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. Click on the links to go straight to the full story.  “Commerce Secretary Decker still hopeful Sanderson Farms will build in Cumberland,” Fayetteville Observer: State Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker said […]

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February: What’s happening on the farm?

Farms are places of year-round activity. There is almost always something going on, regardless of the season. This month, we are beginning a new feature for the In the Field blog, where we will highlight one of our research stations and the work taking place on the farm to give our readers more insight into […]

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Faces in the Field: Joe Hampton, superintendent of the Piedmont Research Station

We have a diverse workforce here at the NCDA&CS that focuses on consumer protection, food safety, agricultural marketing, accuracy of weights and measures, plant conservation, livestock protection…and more. In Faces in the Field, we’ll talk to one of our employees and provide a behind-the-scenes look at what they do to serve North Carolina. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGYMz5DV-QA We […]

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