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Food salvage group feeds the poor with farmers' help

Working with local farmers, food pantries and churches, an ecumenical nonprofit is feeding the hungry with food from Henderson County that otherwise would go to waste.
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SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans Available in North Carolina Following Secretary of Agriculture Disaster Declaration

/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Small Business Administration announced today that federal economic injury disaster loans are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most...
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House Ag Committee member McIntyre to retire in 2014 | AgriPulse

Rep. Mike McIntyre of North Carolina, a farm bill conferee and one of Washington's last Blue Dog Democrats, will not be running for reelection next year, according to numerous reports.

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Tobacco Settlement Payments Go Forward

Tobacco Settlement Payments Go Forward | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it

The final year of the Tobacco Transition Payment Program (TTPP) will be exempt from budget sequestration.

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Oakridge Farm offers ostrich products - Business - Gaston Gazette

Oakridge Farm offers ostrich products - Business - Gaston Gazette | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it
If you're looking for a unique entree, Oakridge Farm has something to offer: an ostrich roast.
For 18 years, farm owners Rosie Jones and C.W.
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RCC to offer class on organic farming at Honeycutt Center -

LAURINBURG – Richmond Community College will offer a series of agricultural classes on small plot vegetable farming beginning in February....
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Construction Equipment Guide

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Annual Southern Farm Show in N.C. to Be Held in Feb. - With agriculture the number one industry in North Carolina, it's not surprising that the annual Southern Farm Show, scheduled for Feb. 5 to 7 at the N.C.
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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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Poultry Litter Additive Reduces Ammonia in Raleigh Study

US - Sodium bisulphate, an acid litter additive, reduced ammonia levels in a broiler house rearing birds to nine weeks of age in a study in North Carolina without affecting the birds' performance.
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Agriculture, animal-welfare groups clash in an increasingly less rural N.C.

Agriculture, animal-welfare groups clash in an increasingly less rural N.C. | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it
There’s a growing tension between North Carolina’s traditional agricultural heritage and a changing population more interested in local, humanely raised food.
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Base shoppers choosing produce from N.C. - Military - The Daily News, Jacksonville

Base shoppers choosing produce from N.C. - Military - The Daily News, Jacksonville | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it
The customers may be from around the world, but the produce is home-grown.
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Roadside collard patch suits Wake County man's taste

Roadside collard patch suits Wake County man's taste | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it
ROLESVILLE — Hal Gurley was trying to figure out a way to pay taxes on his family's northern Wake County land nearly 30 years ago when he and his grandfather planted two rows of collards.
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North Carolina forms Humane Agriculture Group

North Carolina forms Humane Agriculture Group | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it
Farmers who don’t want to sacrifice animal-welfare for commercial interest are banding together to form the NC Agriculture Council.
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1,678 acres for forestry research

A large tract in Wilkes and Caldwell counties donated to the state will be managed by the N.C. Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services (NCDA&CS) for forestry research, said state officials.
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Livestock and Poultry Farmers Eligible for Grants Through FACT's Fund-a-Farmer Project

National nonprofit Food Animal Concerns Trust opens application period for grants to help farmers improve animal welfare


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Tobacco farmer payments not subjected to sequestration

Tobacco farmer payments not subjected to sequestration | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it
Good news this week for tobacco farmers and others involved in the Tobacco Transition Payment Program. The Obama administration isn't taking a cut of the final year's payment after all.
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McCrory identifies 4 biggest challenges facing North Carolina in 2014 - Triangle Business Journal

McCrory identifies 4 biggest challenges facing North Carolina in 2014 - Triangle Business Journal | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it
This year, North Carolina will see more net job growth than in the last five...
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Organic Growers School Takes Place March 8 & 9 at UNCA | Mountain Xpress | Asheville, NC

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The Organic Growers School, Saturday & Sunday, March 8 & 9, 2014 at the University of North Carolina-Asheville in Asheville, NC.
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RCC to offer class on organic farming at Honeycutt Center -

LAURINBURG – Richmond Community College will offer a series of agricultural classes on small plot vegetable farming beginning in February....
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Agriculture classes offered as option to Burke students

Agriculture classes offered as option to Burke students | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it
When students get back from winter break, they will be faced with exams and the end of the year looming.
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Guilford County jail produces jelly, cider

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — The prison farm in Guilford County has begun producing several products for sale.
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Study: Native NC Bees Are More Efficient Pollinators

Study: Native NC Bees Are More Efficient Pollinators | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it
Researchers at North Carolina State University have come up with a system to evaluate the efficiency and importance of different species of pollinators.
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Area farmers cater to New Year’s Day tradition | The Herald-Sun

Area farmers cater to New Year’s Day tradition | The Herald-Sun | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it
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Since she was a young girl, Martha Mobley has been eating collards, pork, and black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day. The collards and the black-eyed peas signify wealth, she said, since the collards are green like dollar bills and the black-eyed-peas resemble coins. The pork, she said, is for luck.

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Ex-Rep. Etheridge To Lead Federal Farm Office In State

Ex-Rep. Etheridge To Lead Federal Farm Office In State | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it
Former congressman and state schools superintendent Bob Etheridge is the new executive director of the North Carolina office of the federal agency that oversees some agricultural programs and keeps farmers abreast of other initiatives.
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Rare horse virus affecting animals in central NC :: WRAL.com

Rare horse virus affecting animals in central NC :: WRAL.com | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it
Equine Herpesvirus-1 is contagious and can attack the respiratory/neurological system.
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