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Automated machines bring numerous benefits to dairy research (Part Two)

By on June 2, 2021

Automation in agriculture has revolutionized some of the work on farms, including North Carolina’s 18 research stations. Automated features on equipment can improve accuracy and consistency, from tractors in fields to operations in barns. There’s also a benefit in the

Automation keeps research stations moving into future (Part One)

By on May 19, 2021

North Carolina’s 18 research stations are often thought of as a big piece of agriculture’s future. The research done on the stations helps farmers find better, more productive ways to produce more food and fiber for a growing population. To

Drones will help NCDA&CS investigate damage to crops

By on April 15, 2021

On a recent spring day, the buzz of drones filled the air over one of N.C. State University’s field labs about five miles south of campus. Beside the big open fields, stood staff from the N.C. Department of Agriculture and

News Roundup

News Roundup: July 15-21

By on July 21, 2017

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. “In Orange County, a millennial farm boy follows in his father’s footsteps.” Durham Herald-Sun: “Hello?”

News Roundup

News Roundup: May 14-20

By on May 20, 2016

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. “Carolina, Virginia farmers try to meet hops demand for local craft beer,” Southeast Farm Press: The

News Roundup

News Roundup: Nov. 14-20

By on November 20, 2015

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. “Agricultural-focused startups are blossoming in the Triangle,” News & Observer: North Carolina, and the Triangle