From tomatoes to pumpkins, most fruit and vegetable crops rely on pollination by bees and other insect species – and the future of many of those species is uncertain. Now researchers from North Carolina State University are proposing a set of guidelines for assessing the performance of pollinator species in order to determine which species are most important and should be prioritized for protection.
Bob Kellam and Susan Wyatt's prime land between downtown Raleigh and Knightdale has long been eyed by developers. But the owners instead created what will become a nature preserve, environmental education center and sustainable farming incubator.
North Carolina has lot riding on the outcome of the closed-door drama playing out in Washington as members of Congress work against a deadline this month to hammer out divisions in a new five-year farm bill.
RALEIGH, North Carolina - Some Christmas tree growers have already opened for business in North Carolina, and agriculture officials say consumers will be picking from one of the best crops in recent years.
11 of NC's 13 members of the U.S. House have asked U.S. Agriculture Secretary to make sure that farmers will not see their payments from the Tobacco Transition Payment program reduced if there are more automatic federal spending cuts.
Grape cultivation and wine production are thriving to such a degree in North Carolina that some Polk and Henderson vineyards and wineries have plans to develop a wine trail directing tourists and wine enthusiasts along roads that will take them not...
Forsyth County has received a $14,000 grant to create a farmland protection plan, an opportunity to take a comprehensive look at the state of local agriculture and create a long-range plan for protecting prime farmland.
SPARTA, N.C. - The smell of pine and trails of needles will make their way into thousands of North Carolina homes this weekend, and a growing number of families are looking for trees that are green inside and out.
Each winter, the North Carolina Aquaculture Development Conference draws more than 200 fish farmers, scientists and industry newcomers from across the Southeast to discuss research and current marketing trends for farm-raised fish and seafood.