News Roundup: April 7-13

By on April 13, 2012

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.

  • Haywood County Farm to School project funded,” Asheville Citizen-Times: Funding from The Community Foundation and its affiliate Fund for Haywood County is supporting a collaborative Farm to School project designed to address major challenges: concerns about nutrition and health and the disappearance of small farms. …
  • Onslow Cooperative Extension to establish incubator farms,” Jacksonville Daily News: A program to grow the next generation of farmers is getting under way in the area. Jacksonville/Onslow County is one of five communities selected statewide to establish incubator farms to try to encourage interest in farming fruits and vegetables. …
  • Horse owners reminded of threat,” Richmond County Daily Journal: Now is the best time for equine owners to vaccinate their horses, donkeys and mules against West Nile Virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine Encephalomyelitis (EEE), according to North Carolina Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler. …
  • New Belgium Brewing to build brewery in Asheville,” News & Observer: New Belgium Brewing, the Colorado company behind Fat Tire Amber Ale, announced Thursday that it will build a brewery in Asheville and create 154 jobs over the next 7 years. …
  • NCSU researchers predict average hurricane season,” WRAL: Researchers at North Carolina State University are predicting a relatively average hurricane season, but say even minor storms can still cause serious problems when they make landfall. …
  • Open air seafood sales OK’d — with a few limits,” Outer Banks Voice: Advocates for the sale of fresh seafood at open air markets didn’t get everything they wanted, but the Dare County Board of Health’s recent amendment to regulations is a significant step in the right direction. …
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