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Exploring Gaps In America's Food System From The Farm To The Table

Exploring Gaps In America's Food System From The Farm To The Table | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it

Starvation is often considered a problem distant from the American experience. But for many United States citizens, hunger is a way of life.

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NC Department of Agriculture holds workshops aimed at preserving farmlands

NC Department of Agriculture holds workshops aimed at preserving farmlands | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it
The NC Department of Agriculture held the second of five statewide workshops aimed at preserving farmlands through the formation of voluntary agricultural districts.
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Museum of the Albemarle: History for Lunch

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.

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King named top farmer of the year in Robeson County

LUMBERTON — A seventh-generation farmer from St. Pauls won the title of Robeson County’s Farmer of the Year during the Robeson County Crop Promotion Association’s 50th annua...

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When it comes to the A&T Farm, silence is not golden

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Carolina Peacemaker editor opposes a plan to extend a Winston-Salem street through N.C. A&T State University's research and extension farm.

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NC farmers want help on immigration solution

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.
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Butterball LLC Named NC's Exporter Of Year

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.

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Tobacco Farmers In North Carolina Turn Over A New Leaf With New Crops

Tobacco Farmers In North Carolina Turn Over A New Leaf With New Crops | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it
The past 15 years have been unkind to tobacco farmers. In 1997, they collectively harvested 836,000 acres, yielding revenues of $3.2 billion.
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Stories of N.C. tobacco farmers trying new crops, some with the help of N.C. State University.

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North Carolina Local and Sustainable Farm to Support Franklin County 4-H Dinner & Auction Event

Ray Family Farms is proud to support the local Franklin County 4-H clubs for their "Snout to Tail Dinner & Auction" event.

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N.C. Farm Bureau holding press conference to discuss agriculture workforce report

N.C. Farm Bureau holding press conference to discuss agriculture workforce report | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it

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.

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Piedmont Grown Annual Meeting & NCLSFAC’s “Innovative Approaches to Local Food Markets”

Two great events in one amazing day.

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“Know your Resources” and “Innovative Approaches to Local Foods Markets” Feb. 26 in Greensboro.

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GAP training offered for produce growers

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

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Farmers find markets for apples, berries improving

Farmers find markets for apples, berries improving | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it
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.
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Farmworkers in North Carolina Facing Dire Conditions

Farmworkers in North Carolina Facing Dire Conditions | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it

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.

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Goats being used to cut back on kudzu

Goats being used to cut back on kudzu | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it
It's said that goats will eat anything, and that's what local farmers are banking on.
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Richmond County farm workforce suffers

Richmond County farm workforce suffers | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it

Richmond County farmers are falling victim to what the North Carolina Farm Bureau is calling “a broken system ” resulting in a smaller workforce with less overall profit on the farm.

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Southeast cotton industry honors its leadership

The cotton industry honored its leadership during the recent Southern-Southeastern cotton growers and ginners annual meeting in Atlanta.
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Farmers: 20% of N.C. farms will shutter without immigration reform

Farmers: 20% of N.C. farms will shutter without immigration reform | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it

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.

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Farm Bureau Report Reveals an Unstable Agriculture Workforce

North Carolina Farm Bureau released its Agriculture Workforce Report today, which it says reveals evidence of an unstable agriculture workforce and the urgent need to reform a broken system. 

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North Carolina Farm Bureau Report Reveals an Unstable Agriculture Workforce and Signs of a Broken System

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.

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McCrory: Estate Tax Unfairly Punishes Farmers, Small Biz; NC Justice Center: A Tax Cut for the .2 Percent

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.

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Regional DMV Farmer’s Forum March 14

Regional DMV Farmer’s Forum March 14 | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it

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.

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Governor Tells Tobacco Growers Ag Will Lead N.C. Economy

Governor Tells Tobacco Growers Ag Will Lead N.C. Economy | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it
McCrory brings home the point that tobacco growers will be in front of state's recovery.
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Planning for the Future of Your Farm

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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Alum starts virtual farmers’ market

Alum starts virtual farmers’ market | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it
An N.C. State alumnus is starting a virtual co-op and online farmers’ market, which will give Durham residents greater access to freshly grown produce.
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