Anson County USDA Farm Service Agency executive director Anita Solesbee announced that March 19 is National Ag Day and invited all citizens to celebrate this area’s agriculture by honoring the hard-working farmers of Anson County.
Farmers need more workers to harvest crops but say the H2A visas that could help them are tangled in red tape, weighed by high costs. This one issue could be a springboard for comprehensive immigration change.
Rutherford County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director, Dianne Davis, announced that March 19 is National Ag Day, and invited all citizens to celebrate this area’s agriculture by honoring the hard-working farmers of Rutherford County. This year’s theme is “Generations Nourishing Generations”.
Caswell County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Rodney Young announced that March 19 is National Ag Day, and invited all citizens to celebrate this area’s agriculture by honoring the hard-working farmers of Caswell County.
Lactose which is a sugar, is an essential part of a pigs diet. Researchers from the North Carolina State University have carried out tests on weaned pigs to show what the effect is when whey is substituted for chocolate.
Robin B. Hudson, executive director of Davidson-Davie County USDA Farm Service Agency, announced that Tuesday is National Ag Day and invited all citizens to celebrate this area's agriculture by honoring the hard-working farmers of Davidson County.
ALS-inhibiting herbicides, (such as Harmony Extra, Osprey, and PowerFlex), have been used for the past several years to manage these weed problems, but those days of spray and go are rapidly going away.
Amid news of a still sputtering U.S. economic recovery, a report released today shows the nation’s agbioscience industries are growing, especially in the South. According to the study, agriculture, forestry and fisheries production generates $240 billion in regional economic activity within the Southern region and supports over 2.2 million jobs with labor income totaling $62 billion.
Federal investigators have unraveled a massive scheme among dozens of insurance agents, claims adjusters, brokers and farmers in eastern North Carolina to steal at least $100 million from the government-backed program that insures crops.
Customers are clamoring for North Carolina-grown food - from sweet potatoes to strawberries to steaks. But getting local vegetables, fruit and meat into stores and onto tables can pose major challenges for small farmers, who find it hard to compete against large-scale producers with more resources and marketing savvy
Carolina Farm Credit recently made a donation to the North Carolina AgrAbility Partnership (NC AgrAbility) to assist an Iredell County farmer. NC AgrAbility serves people engaged in production agriculture statewide who are limited by a wide range of physical, mental, age-related disabilities and health-related issues.
KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – A group of scientists at the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture and North Carolina State University are working together to improve the safety of organic produce – naturally.
The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is offering about $1 million in grants to government, collegiate and nonprofit agencies interested in improving the competitiveness of specialty crops across the state.
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