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Today’s Topic: Legislature makes change in farm-income requirements for sales-tax exemption

By on July 22, 2014

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Farmers across North Carolina recently received letters from the state Department of Revenue alerting them to changes in the eligibility requirements for

Agronomists help Taylorsville produce farmer expand

By on July 2, 2014

Six years ago, Amy Douglas left a career in civil engineering so she and her husband could raise their children in a bucolic setting. Today, they grow about six acres of produce and sell it at their roadside stand, The

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

News Roundup: November 13-19

By on November 18, 2010

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. “NCSU wants to dip

News Roundup: August 21-27

By on August 27, 2010

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. “Small farmers can deliver

News Roundup: May 8-14

By on May 14, 2010

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 each paper’s full story. “Weeds adapting to

N.C. A&T honors Orange County prawn producer as Small Farmer of the Year

By on March 30, 2010

Last week, I had the privilege of meeting Joe Thompson, who went from growing tobacco to growing freshwater prawns on his farm in northern Orange County.  Thompson was honored March 24 with the 2010 Gilmer L. and Clara Y. Dudley

News Roundup

By on July 17, 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. “Getting Small: Future Bright