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News Roundup: Feb. 7-13

By on February 13, 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. Click on the links to go straight to the full story.  “Plant-grafting business breaks ground

Grants awarded for hemlock restoration projects

By on August 29, 2014

WNC Communities announced three awards totaling $75,000 to help to restore North Carolina’s hemlock trees to long-term health. The awards program is a part of the new Hemlock Restoration Initiative, a cooperative effort launched by Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler and

News Roundup: March 29-April 4

By on April 4, 2014

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. “Lowes Foods steps up

Today’s Topic: NCDA&CS provides funding for Hemlock Restoration Initiative

By on April 1, 2014

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Hemlock trees across Western North Carolina are being devastated by the hemlock woolly adelgid, an insect that sucks the sap of young

Warm and woolly: Some insects thrive in cold temperatures

By on November 20, 2013

As temperatures decrease across North Carolina, you’ve probably noticed that insect activity has also decreased. Insects are not warm-blooded like we are; rather, their bodies fluctuate with the temperatures surrounding them. This is why on sunny days you see more

A Hemlock in a Haystack: The search for an insect-resistant tree

By on February 13, 2013

Across western North Carolina, the landscape is changing.  Mountainous forests once ruled by hemlock trees are left with gray shadows where the evergreen giants previously stood. The culprit to this massive forest fatality is the tiny hemlock woolly adelgid, an

News Roundup: Dec. 17-23

By on December 23, 2011

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. “With prices up, more