A multi-county, two-state partnerships of local agricultural producers and Cooperative Extension agents has launched and is now taking orders for fresh local produce for delivery starting the first of May.
yngenta has unveiled its new crop research facility at the company's RTP Innovation Center, located in North Carolina. The $72 million Advanced Crop Lab allows company researchers to simulate any agricultural climate and precisely measure plant inputs. This technology will help farmers grow more food with fewer resources.
The state of North Carolina is heavy on Agriculture. So it’s not odd to see greenhouses from the coast to the mountains. But there’s a new greenhouse at Syngenta in Research Triangle Park that is said to be the only one of its kind in the world.
Members of the North Carolina General Assembly will compete in a milk-chugging contest to raise awareness of the state’s dairy industry. During the contest, teams of three will race to see which team can finish six pints of milk in the fastest time. Following the contest, attendees will be able to enjoy free ice cream.
WAVERLY Among U.S. farmers, corn and soybeans are the front-runners, with wheat and hay going strong. And then there’s sorghum, the humble one, way behind. But lately, the grain with the funny name has been gaining.
Senate Democrats are moving to farm legislation that they think could bolster several red-state incumbents. Senate Democrats are moving to farm legislation that they think could bolster several red-state incumbents who are seeking reelection in 2014.
With summer just weeks away, suburbanites across the region are prepping lawns. Homeowners will rake, aerate and fertilize, while lusting over neighbors’ yards that are just a little greener. But what if these lawns – soaking up valuable water and fertilizers – produced local food to feed the neighborhood instead of just grass?
The Farmstead, a 126-acre development waiting to break ground outside Granite Quarry in rural Rowan County, has been trying for three years to bring this idea to life.
The U.S. Senate this week has started to fine-tune the huge, new five-year farm bill, working through votes on a series of amendments that will include a proposal to eliminate federal subsidies for tobacco insurance.
Touting North Carolina as one of the top states in the country for biotechnology, Senator Kay Hagan, D-N.C., emphasized the industry's contribution to the state's economy during Syngenta Biotechnology's Advanced Crop Lab opening last week.
Researchers from Clemson and North Carolina State universities, the University of Georgia and other institutions are expected to ask the U.S. Department of Agriculture for permission this month to fight the kudzu bugs with its natural predator – a small wasp the size of a gnat.
RALEIGH – The Got to Be NC Festival at the State Fairgrounds will continue to feature the family-friendly events that have made it a favorite local spring festival. The event, which takes place May 17-19, will again feature hundreds of antique tractors, a daily tractor parade, lots of local food, classic cars, live music, a carnival and much more.
Perhaps no such issue is as polarizing or controversial as genetically modified organisms (GMOs), or organisms that have had DNA molecules from different sources combined into a single molecule, creating a new set of genes.