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Research could help N.C. farmers grow cigar wrapper tobacco for premium prices

By on April 1, 2021

Growing tobacco in North Carolina is nothing new, but tobacco that can sell for nearly $6 per pound certainly is. The recent norm for the state’s traditional flue cured or burley varieties is close to $2 per pound. However, some

News Roundup

News Roundup: Feb. 27-March 4

By on March 4, 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. “Mount Airy’s Nester Hosiery finds success with Farm to Feet brand,” Winston-Salem Journal: Officials with

U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk talks ag trade in Cabarrus County

By on July 21, 2010

Ambassador Ron Kirk, President Obama’s U.S. trade representative, paid a visit to North Carolina last week to tout the pending free trade agreement with South Korea. If enacted, the agreement could be a boon to North Carolina farmers by expanding

News Roundup

By on December 4, 2009

Each week we’ll round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from newspapers across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. Click on the links to go straight to each paper’s full story. “N.C. Christmas tree crop

N.C. History Museum’s garden continues to grow; Commissioner Troxler explains topping tobacco

By on September 4, 2009

Followers of the In The Field blog might remember an earlier post about the N.C. History Museum’s outdoor garden, where sorghum, peanuts, flue-cured and burley tobacco, cotton, corn, beans and squash are among the crops on display. These crops represent some of