News Roundup: Dec. 4-10

By on December 10, 2010

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.

  • Perdue calls for mergers, hiring freeze,” News & Observer: Gov. Bev Perdue proposed a sweeping reorganization of state government Thursday that includes merging state agencies, a hiring freeze for state employees, and other measures aimed at cost savings. …
  • Greenhouse growth plans are blooming,” Charlotte Observer: The largest greenhouse in the United States is about to get even bigger. The Huntersville Planning Board recently approved the rezoning of about 133 acres on Huntersville Concord Road so Metrolina Greenhouses can move forward with a 1.5 million-square-foot greenhouse expansion. …
  • Obama signs law for Indian tribes, black farmers,” Greensboro News & Record: WASHINGTON — American Indians and black farmers will be paid $4.6 billion to address claims of government mistreatment over many decades under landmark legislation President Barack Obama signed Wednesday. …
  • Bed bugs target of research, extension efforts,” CALS News Center Blog: “Don’t let the bed bugs bite” may seem like a trite outdated bedtime wish, but unfortunately it is becoming more real for home owners and institutions around the country. …
  • Local food movement continues in winter,” ReeseNews: Although winter months put a damper on farm activities, community support for the local and sustainable food movement hasn’t shown signs of slowing. …
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