Wake County

Wake County farm is older than the Declaration of Independence

Wake County farm is older than the Declaration of Independence

Not too many families can claim that their farm has been maintained in their family for more than 100 years. As a matter of fact, in North Carolina, less than 1,900 families are listed in the Century Farm Family Program, which has been around since the 1970s. Of those Century Farms, fewer than 300 of them […]

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News Roundup: Dec. 23-30

News Roundup: Dec. 23-30

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. “Waldenomics: NC growth to continue in 2017,” The News & Observer: N.C. State University economist Michael Walden predicts that the state will pull further ahead of the rest of the country […]

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Emerald ash borer spreads like wildfire

Emerald ash borer spreads like wildfire

In 2013, N.C. ash trees met their match, the emerald ash borer, for the very first time. At least, that’s when we first knew about it. In reality, the invasive wood-borer had likely already been here, killing ash trees for several years before it was detected. Since the first finding in the state, known emerald […]

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News Roundup: Feb. 11-17

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. “Helping farmers is a way of life for Knightdale man,” News & Observer: For farmers, the government is a […]

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N.C. Forest Service helps with Hemlock Bluffs prescribed burn

Monday, the N.C. Forest Service set a portion of the Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve in Cary on fire. The prescribed burn was the result of nearly two years of planning by local, county and state officials to rejuvenate the urban forest and prevent any unplanned wildfires from being able to spread to nearby homes. North […]

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News Roundup: Oct. 22-28

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. “Attendance tops 1 million at NC State Fair,” WTVD-TV: More than 1 million people visited the North Carolina State […]

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News Roundup: Feb. 26-March 4

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. “Troxler to pitch NC exports in China,” WRAL-TV: State Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler is heading back to China. Troxler […]

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