News Roundup: Sept. 15-21

By on September 21, 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.

  • Agricultural experts seek immigration reform,” Charlotte Observer: A North Carolina agriculture official joined growers from other states Wednesday in calling for congressional leaders to take action on immigration reform….
  • Seafood industry hauling in record numbers, according to report,” Charlotte Observer: U.S. commercial fishermen landed record amounts of fish last year, including in the Gulf of Mexico, where fisheries appear to have partially rebounded from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, according to a government assessment issued this week. …
  • Macon man inducted into Mountain State Fair Livestock Hall of Fame,” Macon County News: Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler inducted a Macon County man into the N.C. Mountain State Fair Livestock Hall of Fame during a ceremony held Friday, Sept. 7, at the Western N.C. Agricultural Center. Steve Ledford was one of two inductees recognized for his outstanding contributions to the livestock shows at the Mountain State Fair. …
  • Farm Bill Now,” Southern Farm Network: The American Soybean Association and more than 90 other groups – part of the Farm Bill Now Coalition – held a rally on Capitol Hill this week to call for passage of a Farm Bill Now. …
  • Plant your veggie garden now,” Durham Herald-Sun: If you are a first-time gardener, now is the best time to start. New gardeners get excited about planting in the spring, then by the time they get through a summer of bugs, weeds, drought or too much rain, and plant diseases, they’re discouraged by the difficultly of gardening in the South, gardening expert Frank Hyman said at Seeds Education Garden on Sunday during the Eastern Triangle Farm Tour. …
  • Tiny bloodsuckers draining life from budgets,” Wilmington Star-News: Jung Kim is the CSI of unsolved serial bed bug bites. Kim, a bed bug specialist with the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services in Raleigh, said one of his more challenging cases involved a hotel in Wilmington. …
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