January 16, 2012 – Officials with AdvantageWest and the Biofuels Center of North Carolina announced today that a consortium of Western North Carolina partners will receive a grant of $766,256 from the Biofuels Center, which will measurably advance the biofuels industry in the region.
One of the many things that makes Robeson County a special place is the connection we maintain with our local growers and farmers. We have many talented farmers and local producers who sell their products directly to you.
"N.C. Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler said the recent release of the long-awaited federal food safety rules represents an opportunity for farmers, packers, food companies, government and the public to work together to improve food safety in America."
Virginia and North Carolina farmers are being asked to take part in a national census to track agriculture trends. Conducted every five years by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the census shows indicators such as the number and size of farms, crops raised and farmer income.
An international consortium with representatives from most of the world’s major cotton-producing countries, led by Regents Professor Andrew Paterson of the University of Georgia and including Candace Haigler, a North Carolina State University professor of crop science and plant biology, has described the first ‘gold-standard’ genome sequence for cotton. Published today in Nature, this is the culmination of a more than 20-year effort in the analysis of cotton genes, chromosomes and their evolution.
North Carolina's Ag Commissioner Steve Troxler says the USDA recently released information about agricultural exports for 2011, and it was a record year for the state. The total value of NC agricultural exports was more than $3.75 billion, a half-billion dollar increase from 2010, and boosting North Carolina to 11th in the nation.
Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler invites farmers and others interested in economics and ag policy to the seventh annual Ag Development Forum. The event will take placeThursday, January 31st, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Holshouser Building at the State Fairgrounds. Admission is free.
Payments to farmers survived in the latest extension of the farm bill. But not all of the groups that argued for the end of the subsidies see this as a loss. They've just been given nine more months to make their case to Congress.
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N.C. State University economist Barry Goodwin comments.
New research from North Carolina State University provides molecular-level insights into how cellulose – the most common organic compound on Earth and the main structural component of plant cell walls – breaks down in wood to create “bio-oils” which can be refined into any number of useful products, including liquid transportation fuels to power a car or an airplane.
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This is just one of the many research projects taking place at N.C. State into biofuels.
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