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Variable oakleaf caterpillar has big appetite, poses minor threat (unless caterpillar poop bothers you)

By on July 26, 2017

  This summer, North Carolina has its own “Very Hungry Caterpillar,” a favorite children’s book character known for its large appetite. This caterpillar won’t eat through various fruits, cupcakes and ice cream as it does in the book, though. Rather,

Wake County farm is older than the Declaration of Independence

By on February 6, 2017

Not too many families can claim that their farm has been maintained in their family for more than 100 years. As a matter of fact, in North Carolina, less than 1,900 families are listed in the Century Farm Family Program, which

News Roundup

News Roundup: Dec. 23-30

By on December 30, 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. “Waldenomics: NC growth to continue in 2017,” The News & Observer: N.C. State University economist Michael

Emerald ash borer spreads like wildfire

By on July 15, 2015

In 2013, N.C. ash trees met their match, the emerald ash borer, for the very first time. At least, that’s when we first knew about it. In reality, the invasive wood-borer had likely already been here, killing ash trees for

Longleaf Festival to be held in Wake County this Saturday, April 13

By on April 10, 2013

Spring has eluded North Carolinians for far too long, and many people are itching to get outdoors and welcome the warming weather with open arms. This Saturday presents a perfect opportunity to do that while paying tribute to our state

News Roundup: Feb. 11-17

By on February 17, 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. “Helping farmers is a

N.C. Forest Service helps with Hemlock Bluffs prescribed burn

By on February 1, 2012

Monday, the N.C. Forest Service set a portion of the Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve in Cary on fire. The prescribed burn was the result of nearly two years of planning by local, county and state officials to rejuvenate the urban

News Roundup: Oct. 22-28

By on October 28, 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. “Attendance tops 1 million

News Roundup: Feb. 26-March 4

By on March 4, 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. “Troxler to pitch NC

N.C. blueberries burst into schools as Farm to School Program posts record year

By on June 2, 2009

First it was the reds, now it is the blues — berries that is. The Farm to School program wraps up for the 2008-2009 season with deliveries of fresh North Carolina blueberries to schools the week of June 1. Eleven