Viewing: Soil and Water Conservation

Department aid helps restore ponds, protect watersheds

By on July 1, 2021

When Hurricane Matthew swept through eastern North Carolina in October of 2016, Russell Thompson’s dream of leaving a good piece of property to his son was put in jeopardy. While most of his land survived the flooding rain without too

NCDA&CS aid after Bertie County tornado aims to prevent flooding

By on March 25, 2021

As Hurricane Isaias brushed the Carolina coast in early August, a tornado spun off in the outer bands, touching down in Bertie County in the middle of the night. At about 1:15 a.m. on August 4, the tornado started spinning

Post-Florence improvements still in the works thanks to disaster recovery funds secured by NCDA&CS

By on March 17, 2021

Throughout North Carolina, there are dozens and dozens of disaster recovery projects still in the works in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence in 2018. Many of those are projects that have been made possible with support from the Soil and

Department funding helps save N.C. town’s economy

By on August 10, 2020

Funding from the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is helping protect about $12.7 million of property and business in one eastern North Carolina town. That estimate comes from the town of Oriental in Pamlico County. The project

News Roundup

News Roundup: Dec 1 – 7

By on December 7, 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. “We waste a lot of food. These people are doing something about it.” News &

News Roundup

News Roundup: April 21 – 27

By on April 27, 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. “Jury awards hog farm neighbors $50 million,” The News & Observer: A North Carolina jury

Outstanding NCDA&CS employees honored

By on February 26, 2018

During a recent meeting in Raleigh, Chief Deputy Commissioner N. David Smith honored NCDA&CS employees for their outstanding achievements, commitment and service to the department. Dr. Jimmy Tickel and Mark Howell received the December 2017 Employees of the Month Award,

News Roundup

News Roundup: Dec. 10-16

By on December 16, 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. “McCrory signs $200M disaster recovery bill,” WRAL: Gov. Pat McCrory on Thursday signed a $200

News Roundup: June 18-July 1

By on July 1, 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. “Subscription gift-box company in Madison highlights North Carolina goods,” Winston-Salem Journal: “Made in North Carolina” is a

News Roundup

News Roundup: Feb. 14-20

By on February 20, 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. “North Carolina must develop