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News Roundup: Feb. 24-March 3

By on March 3, 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. “Getting in on the ground floor,” Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald: The application process is now underway across

Wildfire smoke and fire retardants can impact health of livestock

By on November 11, 2016

Following is an article by one of our agricultural partners, Dr. Matt Poore of N.C. Cooperative Extension. Wildfires are burning across Western North Carolina and livestock producers are questioning if the associated smoke and fire retardants will impact the health

News Roundup: Nov. 15-21

By on November 21, 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.  “FDA Holds Listening Session

News Roundup: March 22-28

By on March 28, 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. “Russia approves four U.S.

Today’s Topic: N.C. Farm Safety and Health Week

By on September 17, 2013

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Since 1944, the third week of September has been recognized as National Farm Safety and Health Week. Gov. Pat McCrory has also

It’s Small Farms Week

By on March 24, 2013

This week, the Cooperative Extension Program at N.C. A&T State University celebrates its 27th annual Small Farms Week. The official kickoff event takes place Monday in Bladen County. Other events are scheduled throughout the week in Greensboro, including a resource

Need to get rid of your old pesticides?

By on February 25, 2013

If you’re a farmer or homeowner and want to safely dispose  of your old or unwanted pesticides, you can drop them off at one of several collection events this spring. The season kicks off Feb. 26 in Northampton County. The

Mountain Research Station to host bull sale Jan. 5

By on December 17, 2012

The Mountain Research Station in Waynesville will host a bull sale at the Haywood County Agriculture Office Building Saturday, Jan. 5. The 33rd annual sale features 30 performance-tested bulls from the research farm. The performance tests are sponsored by the

News Roundup: June 30-July6

By on July 6, 2012

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. “There’s a strong interest

Today’s Topic: Nickels for Know-How referendum occurs Nov. 16

By on November 15, 2011

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Users of feed and fertilizer in North Carolina will vote at Cooperative Extension offices tomorrow on whether to continue the self-assessment of