News Roundup: Jan. 19-25

By on January 25, 2013

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.

  • Ag Forum Scheduled During Southern Farm Show,” Southern Farm Network: NC Ag Commissioner Steve Troxler invites everyone to attend the 8th Annual Ag Development Forum on Thursday, January 31st in the Holshouser Building at the State Fairgrounds in Raleigh. …
  • Initiatives improve access to healthy foods,” Asheville Citizen-Times: The “candy bus” and ice cream truck regularly bring snacks into the Hillcrest and Pisgah View communities. But it’s much more challenging to find affordable fresh fruits and vegetables, residents say. …
  • NC soybean crop set yield record in 2012,” News & Observer: North Carolina’s soybean crop delivered record yields last year thanks in large part to favorable weather. The average yield on the 1.58 million acres that were harvested last year was 39 bushels per acre, easily beating the previous record of 34 bushels per acre set in 2009. …
  • Shaffer: Raleigh crawls to No. 15 in bedbug rankings,” News & Observer: …There’s a reason we’re obsessed with top 10 lists. We make ’em all. But here’s one that really stands out, that people will remember, that we can print on a banner and hang on a streetlamp: Raleigh made Orkin’s top 50 bedbug cities. We’re No. 15. And Charlotte? Way, way, way, way down the list at a lowly No. 43. …
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