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'Meat glue' is safe and natural, American Meat Institute says

'Meat glue' is safe and natural, American Meat Institute says | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it
The American Meat Institute is striking back at reports that “meat glue,” a binding agent often used to patch together pieces of beef and other protein, is unsafe and unnatural.

 

"There have been no negative food safety issues associated with these products," says N.C. State University meat scientist says.

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IRS Farmer's Tax Guide available

IRS Farmer's Tax Guide available
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The Internal Revenue Service Farmer's Tax Guide is now available on the IRS.gov website for use in preparing upcoming 2013 tax returns. The publication contains information on the farming business either as an owner or tenant.

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Tobacco growers take issue with trade agreement

North Carolina tobacco growers this week have taken exception to a letter signed by N.C. Attorney General Roy Cooper and his counterparts that supports excluding the crop from a pending international trade agreement.
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President Obama Signs Farm Bill with Amendment to Allow Industrial Hemp Research

/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Vote Hemp, the nation's leading grassroots hemp advocacy organization working to revitalize industrial hemp production in the U.S., is excited to report that President Obama has signed the Farm Bill which contains an amendment to legalize hemp production for research purposes. Originally introduced by Representatives Jared Polis (D-CO), Thomas Massie (R-KY) and Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), the amendment allows State Agriculture Departments, colleges and universities to grow hemp, defined as the non-drug oilseed and fiber varieties of Cannabis, for academic or agricultural research purposes, but it applies only to states where industrial hemp farming is already legal under state law. Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) successfully worked to retain and strengthen the hemp research amendment during the Farm Bill conference committee process. The full text of the bill may be found at: www.VoteHemp.com/FarmBill.
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New species of root knot nematode | Cotton content from Southeast Farm Press

New species of root knot nematode | Cotton content from Southeast Farm Press | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it
New root knot nematode eloidogyne enterlobii more damaging than the “normal” root knot species. Even low numbers on coarse-textured deep sands can be devastating to soybean and cotton.
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Gardener: Test soil now to beat the rush - KansasCity.com

A few seasons ago, the national television series I host and produce, "Growing a Greener World," did an episode entitled, "The Dirt on Healthy Soil." In the episode, we visited a soil-testing lab, typical of such labs operated by a state agriculture department or university system. This particular lab was run by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture, in Raleigh, N.C. Once inside, the first thing to strike me was the massive backlog of soil-filled boxes sent in by home gardeners and farmers to be processed for testing. There were many giant rolling mail hampers loaded to capacity in one large room and down the long hallway. In several other rooms, stack after stack of boxes already logged and ready for processing. Suffice it to say, many thousands of samples in queue, with hundreds more arriving every day.
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Farm Bill includes provisions by U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan

Washington D.C. – U.S. Senator Kay Hagan secured key provisions for North Carolina farmers and rural communities in the bipartisan farm bill agreement announced this week, including her amendment to strengthen efforts to deter and prevent crop insurance fraud that drive up insurance prices on honest law-abiding farmers. The agreement sets agriculture policy for the next five years and reduces the deficit by tens of billions of dollars. The Senate must now approve the agreement before it can be signed into law.
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N.C. Sweet Potato Commission to unveil new retail promotion for Sweet Potato Month

N.C. Sweet Potato Commission to unveil new retail promotion for Sweet Potato Month | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it
The Produce News - Covering fresh produce around the globe since 1897
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New Boston couple producing pickled apples, sweet memories | New Hampshire Dining & Food

New Boston couple producing pickled apples, sweet memories | New Hampshire Dining & Food | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it
A New Boston couple's ever-expanding line of pickled products brings a little of the South to the North.
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The Disgusting Methods Factory Farms Use to Dispose of 12,000 Hog's Worth of Waste - DailyFinance

The Disgusting Methods Factory Farms Use to Dispose of 12,000 Hog's Worth of Waste - DailyFinance | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it
Image courtesy of The WaterKeepers AllianceRaising hogs is a dirty job. Hogs are massive, they eat a lot, and they produce even more
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North Carolina policymakers discuss privacy measures for drones

North Carolina policymakers discuss privacy measures for drones | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it
General Assembly members are likely to debate on what rules and regulations North Carolina could place on drones, as a way of protecting people’s private space. Already a House panel held a mee
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Demand Grows for Hogs That Are Raised Humanely Outdoors

Demand Grows for Hogs That Are Raised Humanely Outdoors | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it
Some farmers are raising their pigs more humanely in wide open spaces, instead of tight quarters, and selling them to restaurants and grocers increasingly interested in how animals are treated.
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NC's wild boars destructive but tasty | Outdoors | NewsObserver.com

NC's wild boars destructive but tasty | Outdoors | NewsObserver.com | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it
Thousands of wild swine lurk in bottom lands and swamps near rivers and creeks in almost every county in North Carolina. Some carry diseases harmful to humans and other animals, and they cause countless monetary damage to agriculture.
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NC hog farm threatened with citizen lawsuit over water pollution

NC hog farm threatened with citizen lawsuit over water pollution | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it
Since North Carolina regulators have failed to stop hog pollution from flowing into the state's rivers, environmental groups have announced plans to sue a massive hog farm that provides pork for Chine...
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Taxpayers fund activists’ efforts to unionize North Carolina

Taxpayers fund activists’ efforts to unionize North Carolina | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it
  By Paul Chesser | Special to Watchdog.org Union activists postponed a forum at Duke University last week due to
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Summit focuses on seafood sources

Half of the country's most popular types of seafood can be harvested in North Carolina, a starting point for area officials, fishermen and vendors who hope to satisfy the growing demand for locally sourced seafood.
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WASHINGTON: N.C.’s discomfort with immigration revamp might block it in Congress

WASHINGTON: N.C.’s discomfort with immigration revamp might block it in Congress | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it
Congressman Richard Hudson opposes the plan. Rep. Robert Pittenger says border security must come first. But Rep. Renee Ellmers calls it a good first step.
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Final farm bill vote expected this week, impacting crop insurance, food stamps | CarolinaPublicPress.org

U.S. senators are expected to vote on a five-year farm bill agreement this week following a vote in the House last week. Carolina Public Press reports on how Reps. Foxx, McHenry and Meadows voted on the measure, which would expand a federal program for crop insurance and trim food stamps by $8 billion over the next decade.
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AgriNews: Catfish farm makes ideal habitat for eagles

AgriNews covers topics that affect local farm families and their businesses in Illinois and Indiana. Some of those topics include: crop and livestock management, agribusiness and new products, market information and national and state political issues.
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How This $7.1 Billion Multinational Uses Small-Town Farms as a Shield From Millions in Fines

How This $7.1 Billion Multinational Uses Small-Town Farms as a Shield From Millions in Fines | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it
Thirty-five years ago hog farming was a pretty simple business. Most operations held less than 100 hogs; the biggest held upwards of 3,000 hogs at
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Conference to focus on local food economy

Conference to focus on local food economy | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it
A local foods cook-off and discussions centered on food safety, the business of farming and urban composting programs are a few of the agenda topics at the information-packed Feast Down East 4th Annual Regional Conference 8 a.m..-4 p.m. Feb. 6 at the University of North Carolina Wilmington Burney Center.

Feast Down East is a nonprofit effort working to boost small farms and the region's economy by increasing the public’s consumption of local foods.

Marcia Caton Campbell, executive director for the Center for Resilient Cities, will kick-off the conference with a presentation on urban and regional planning and its role in building resilient community food systems.

“We need our government leaders and community stakeholders to recognize the potential impact a strong local food system can have on a region’s economy,” said Leslie Hossfeld, Feast Down East co-founder and executive director.

The conference will include workshops for farmers, would-be farmers, chefs, food buyers, foodies, local food advocates, gardeners, public health professionals, urban and regional planners, nonprofits and government leaders.

Also during the event, the Feast Down East Agrarian Stewardship will be presented to one farmer and one chef who has provided exceptional support for Feast Down East’s work and local farm communities.

Chefs also will participate in a secret-ingredient cook-off featuring foods produced in southeastern North Carolina.

The conference fee is $10 for farmers and the general public and $30 for government/civic agencies. The price includes breakfast and lunch. Seating is limited. Registrants may bring at least one non-perishable food item to be donated to the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina. To register for the conference, visit www.feastdowneast.org or call Feast Down East director Jane Steigerwald at 962-7105.
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SAFF workshop on food safety Feb. 13

From Southern Appalachian Family Farms:

Southern Appalachian Family Farms will be hosting #4 of a series of workshops for farmers, market vendors or interested persons in agriculture at no cost.

February 13, 2014 - Food Safety For Producers & Farmer Markets
Regulations and compliance by Susan Parrish, NC Dept. of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Guest speakers - Debra Sloan NCDA&CS…
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Pig Virus Continues To Spread, Raising Fears Of Pricier Bacon

Pig Virus Continues To Spread, Raising Fears Of Pricier Bacon | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it
Pork producers across the country are grappling with a virus that's going after piglets. Livestock economists estimate the porcine epidemic diarrhea,
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Prospect of drones in NC has backers, opponents buzzing :: WRAL.com

Prospect of drones in NC has backers, opponents buzzing :: WRAL.com | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it
State lawmakers next week will begin discussing rules for government and commercial use of drone aircraft in North Carolina, and the balance between security and privacy will likely become a central issue.
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For North Carolina farmers in 2013: Growing grains in an awful lot of rain

For North Carolina farmers in 2013: Growing grains in an awful lot of rain | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it
On one hand, they produced their best corn crop ever. On the other, their grain sorghum was a major disappointment. And soybeans and wheat fell somewhere in between.
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Native sun: In the Deep South, a solar farm rises on a former cotton plantation

Native sun: In the Deep South, a solar farm rises on a former cotton plantation | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it
The entrepreneur bills the project as the largest solar farm in the country owned by an African American, and it's in North Carolina of all places.
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At Farm Boy farms, craft brewing starts with craft farming

At Farm Boy Farms outside Pittsboro, Dan Gridley is cultivating a craft farming to craft brewing philosophy that is in high demand from local brewers.
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