News Roundup: Sept. 29-Oct. 5

By on October 5, 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.

  • Bumper crop of fun at state fair,” The Apex Herald: I can feel it in the air. Fall has officially arrived, the temperatures are cooler but the fun will soon be heating up at the N.C. State Fairgrounds when the 2012 State Fair opens on Thursday, Oct. 11 at 3 p.m. …
  • Fun, free and family-friendly,” Fuquay-Varina Independent: With so many activities, entertainers and exhibits to see, it is no surprise that many happy family memories and traditions are made at the annual N.C. State Fair. …
  • North Carolina Researching Second Generation Biofuel Stock,” Southern Farm Network: USDA recently announced that they’ve promised $99 million in loan guarantees for the Chemtex ethanol refinery in Sampson County, NC. Several types of grass for biostock are currently being researched around the state by Ron Gehl, Assistant Professor in the Soil Science Dept at NC State…
  • Peanut butter recall includes major retailers,” WRAL: A recall of peanut butter and other nut products has some of the country’s largest grocery stores pulling store-brand products off their shelves. New Mexico-based Sunland Inc. has expanded its recall of peanut butter and almond butter to include cashew butters, tahini and blanched and roasted peanut products. …
  • The fair celebrates agriculture,” Lumberton Robesonian: Growing up in urban areas most of my life, agriculture was not something I gave a lot of thought to. I knew there was plenty of food because the grocery store shelves were always full. To me, farm animals were something of a novelty you might see at a fair or petting zoo. What I have come to learn in my 10 years with 4-H, Cooperative Extension’s Youth development Program, is everything relates to agriculture in some way. …
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