Updating our ancestors’ wisdom on the land with modern research-based knowledge from our Land Grant Universities’ NC Cooperative Extension Service, Agricultural Extension Agent Tom Campbell, Pasquotank County Center. He will answer your gardening and property management questions in spring time History for Lunch sessions on March 20 and April 17, 2013, from 12:15-12:45 pm at the Museum of the Albemarle, 501 South Water Street, Elizabeth City, NC 27909.
North Carolina farmers want state legislators to lobby Congress to pass an immigration law overhaul so they can hire more people to work in fields and the state's agriculture industry can meet increasing food demands worldwide.
Butterball LLC exports 100 million pounds of turkey products each year, noted N.C. Commissioner of Agriculture Steve Troxler as he recently presented the company with the prestigious Exporter of the Year Award. He made the presentation at the Agricultural Development Forum in Raleigh, Jan. 31, during the Southern Farm Show.
The N.C. Farm Bureau is holding a press conference at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 27 in front of the legislative building to announce the release of its North Carolina Agriculture Workforce Report and what it means for the future of agriculture in North Carolina.
Safe produce begins with the production and handling practices on the farm. Produce that is grown and sold with little biological contamination is less likely to result in health hazards caused by poor handling during later preparation stages. Producers and their employees have the critical job of minimizing product contamination by learning about potential sources of contamination and by using Good Agricultural Practices (GAP).
Read more: The Stokes News - GAP training offered for produce growers
In the last two years, apple prices have increased 21 percent, berry production has risen 95 percent and two new wineries have opened in Henderson County, all part of growing demand for local agricultural products.
A report from Oxfam America and the Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC) released in 2012 shows that many tobacco farm workers often live in labor camps with inadequate or non-functioning toilets and showers and other substandard conditions, suffer from illnesses resulting from nicotine poisoning and exposure to dangerous pesticides, and work long hours for below poverty wages.
A group of North Carolina farmers, armed with the message that their agricultural labor system is broken, gathered in front of the General Assembly Wednesday to push for immigration reform, including a revamped guest-worker program.
North Carolina Farm Bureau today will release its Agriculture Workforce Report revealing evidence of an unstable agriculture workforce and the urgent need to reform a broken system. A press conference will be held at 11:00 a.m. in front of the General Assembly in Raleigh, NC where nearly 300 NC Farm Bureau members and leaders will be present in support of common-sense and workable reform in North Carolina.
Feb. 21, 2013. Last month, Forbes Magazine mentioned North Carolina in an article titled “Where Not To Die In 2013,” referring to the estate tax or as Governor Pat McCrory calls it, the death tax. One of his campaign promises was to abolish the tax.
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This post includes conservative and liberal groups’ take on the the estate tax.
The Extension Centers of Camden Currituck Gates Pasquotank and Perquimans are partnering with the Farm Bureau Federations of their respective counties as well as with representatives of the NC Division of Motor Vehicles to present a program on highway laws and regulations affecting the agricultural community.
Do you have questions or concerns about the future and your farm Do you want to know your options On Thursday March Mount Olive College is hosting the workshop Planning for the Future of Your Farm at the Southern Bank Auditorium in Raper Hall R B...
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Sponsors include Mount Olive College, the N.C. Farm Bureau, U.S. Department of Agriculture and North Carolina Cooperative Extension.
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