News Roundup: August 14-20

By on August 20, 2010

News Roundup logoEach 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.

  • NC eggs are safe,” AgDaily.com: The latest widespread food recall is involving eggs produced and shipped from Iowa. Brian Long, Director of Communications for NCDA says that while North Carolina is a major player in the egg business, none of the recalled eggs were produced in this state…
  • State gets second broadband grant,” News & Observer: North Carolina has been awarded $115 million in federal stimulus grants to improve high-speed Internet access in the state. …
  • NCDA&CS offers free consulting services to farmers,” Carolina-Virginia Farmer: All farmers are confronted by occasional mysteries in their fields. It may be a brown spot, a bare spot or a diseased spot that puzzles them, but growers can take heart in the fact that whatever the problem, the Agronomic Division of the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services offers free consulting services to help them figure out the problem. …
  • Challenges ahead for both sides,” New Bern Sun Journal: John Pike said he’s concerned about anything that takes land out of the production of crops used for livestock feed like wheat or corn in North Carolina, and that includes the production of crops to make biofuels. …
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