News Roundup: July 28-Aug. 3

By on August 3, 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.

  • Record watermelon tips the scale at 232 pounds,” News & Observer: A whopping 232 pounds. That’s the weight of the newly crowned biggest watermelon ever at the State Farmers Market. It bested the previous record, set in 2002, by 1 pound. …
  • EPA can’t regulate livestock farms it can’t find,” Charlotte Observer: The report to Congress was blunt: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency had failed to regulate pollution from the nation’s livestock farms – many capable of generating more waste than some cities – because it lacked information as basic as how many farms even existed. …
  • Foods to keep, or toss, when power goes out,” News & Observer: Recent power outages, coupled with the extreme heat, raise questions about whether food in refrigerators and freezers was safe to keep. If your power was out just a few hours and you didn’t open the refrigerator or freezer, chances are the food is OK. …
  • WNC farmers expect bumper corn crop,” Asheville Citizens-Times: North Carolina corn growers are looking to cash in on what they call one of their best yields in years as their counterparts around the U.S. watch their crops wither because of heat and drought. …
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  1. Lilli Ware
    August 4, 2012

    Firstclass article plus one to the author for writing this. I pinned it on WordPress