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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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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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Today’s Topic: N.C. farm income grew in 2010

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Cash receipts from farming in North Carolina grew to more than $9.6 billion in 2010, according to the latest Agricultural Statistics Yearbook. That’s an increase of more than $400 million over the 2009 total. Net farm income […]

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