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Ran-Lew Dairy finds new ways to thrive

By on July 29, 2021

Even after decades of family farming, there is always room for a new idea. Take that from Randy Lewis, owner of Ran Lew Dairy in Snow Camp. A fifth-generation dairy farmer, Lewis took over ownership of the farm in 1980,

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

Super Sippers out chug All Stars

By on June 12, 2019

Today legislators faced off for the 19th Annual Legislative Milk Chugging Contest between the House and Senate Agriculture committees. Teams competed to see who could chug six half pints of milk in the shortest amount of time. Winners earned a

National Milk Day

By on January 11, 2019

For all the dairy cow lovers out there, we’re here to tell you about the day for you – National Milk Day! North Carolina is home to 45 dairy farms and ranks 28th in the nation for milk production with

News Roundup

News Roundup: June 16 – 22

By on June 22, 2018

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. “MO mayor blasts Farm Bill protest before legislature,” Mount Olive Tribune: The N.C. Farm Act

News Roundup

News Roundup: June 9 – 15

By on June 15, 2018

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. “Bethel farmer added to Ag Hall of Fame,” Smoky Mountain News: Haywood County farmer Bill

News Roundup

News Roundup: Dec. 9 – 15

By on December 15, 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. “INCREASED FOCUS ON SENECAVIRUS A IN SWINE,” Southern Farm Network: (Audio)Animal health officials are conducting

North Carolina dairy industry leads way in secure milk plan

By on March 15, 2017

The dairy industry is a fine-tuned machine. From the farm to milk processors to the grocery store, today’s dairy industry is regional in scope and streamlined to run in a most efficient manner. In North Carolina today, there are about

News Roundup

News Roundup: Nov. 26-Dec. 2

By on December 2, 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. “Family Trees: Selling Christmas trees more of a passion than a business,” Winston-Salem Journal: When Christmas

News Roundup

News Roundup: April 9-15

By on April 15, 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. “When hives don’t thrive, pollinators needed,” Hendersonville Times-News: At Gary Steiner’s home on Newmann Road