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North Carolina farmer ties success to immigration | Marketplace

North Carolina farmer ties success to immigration | Marketplace | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it
Cotton grower thinks immigration reform will help farm workers become upwardly mobile.
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Flourishing Latino Population in North Carolina Solidifies Swing-State Status | Politics365

Flourishing Latino Population in North Carolina Solidifies Swing-State Status | Politics365 | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it
HIGH POINT, NC -- North Carolina, home of this year's Democratic National Convention, has been noted as a hub of Latino migration to the South.
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Farmland preservation grants available | Burlington Times-News

The Alamance County Voluntary Agricultural District Board will be accepting applications for the Alamance County Farmland Preservation Program from now through Sept. 28.

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North Carolina Soybeans: Stink Bugs, Kudzu Bugs, Podworms Still Threat | Agfax.com

North Carolina Soybeans: Stink Bugs, Kudzu Bugs, Podworms Still Threat | Agfax.com | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it

While September is a time when most cotton fields are no longer vulnerable to insect damage, this month can be a different story for soybean producers.

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North Carolina Farmers Get Up To Speed on New Food-safety Rules | North Carolina Health News

North Carolina Farmers Get Up To Speed on New Food-safety Rules | North Carolina Health News | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it

A meeting in Raleigh last week hosted by agriculture commissioner Steve Troxler had one overriding message for farmers – get ready for changes.

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NC Ag Commissioner Not Pleased that NC Products Shipped out of Virginia | SFNToday.com

NC Ag Commissioner Not Pleased that NC Products Shipped out of Virginia | SFNToday.com | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it

As SFNToday wraps up highlights of the North Carolina Agribusiness Council’s Candidate Forum, incumbent republican candidate for North Carolina Ag commissioner Steve Troxler addressed improving transportation infrastructure, including making I-95 a toll road.

 

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McCrory: Agribusiness could push state out of recession | BlueRidgeNow.com

Agriculture may be the industry that breaks North Carolina out of its current economic recession, Pat McCrory, the Republican nominee for governor, said Friday morning in Hendersonville.
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N.C. Christmas trees selected for White House | NCDA&CS In the Field

N.C. Christmas trees selected for White House | NCDA&CS In the Field | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it

Out of millions of Christmas trees grown across the country, only one can be selected to be displayed in the Blue Room of the White House during the Christmas season. This year, that honor will go to a tree from North Carolina.

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Report: Animal production can grow sustainably | NCSU CALS

Report: Animal production can grow sustainably | NCSU CALS | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it

As the world’s middle class nearly triples in number, demand for meat, dairy products and eggs is expected to rise by as much as 100 percent by 2050. The question is, can agricultural production meet that demand without causing extensive environmental damage? An N.C. State University professor was among a group of U.S. academics who addressed this question in the Council for Agricultural Science and Technology Issue Paper, Water and Land Issues Associated with Animal Agriculture: A U.S. Perspective.

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Carolina farmer loves to cook boiled peanuts | WECT-TV

Carolina farmer loves to cook boiled peanuts | WECT-TV | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it

John Lennon is famous for at least two things. He shares his name with a former Beatle and people know him and his family for what he grows on his Columbus County farm.

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A waiver that wouldn’t be wise | News & Observer

Waiving the Renewable Fuel Standard is a short-term solution that analysts and experts from Morgan Stanley and Purdue University agree might have little effect on corn prices, writes Adam Monroe of Novozymes.

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N.C. to Lead U.S. With $99M Cellulosic Ethanol Plant | North Carolina Biotech Center

N.C. to Lead U.S. With $99M Cellulosic Ethanol Plant | North Carolina Biotech Center | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it

Construction will begin by the end of 2012 on a $99 million cellulosic ethanol plant in Sampson County, putting North Carolina in the forefront of fuel production from non-food agricultural crops. The 20-million-gallon-a-year biofuel refinery is a public-private project involving the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Italian biofuels company Chemtex, and Novozymes, which has developed the enzymes used in the refining process.

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N.C. candidates for commissioner of ag address tough questions | SFNToday.com

"As we reported yesterday, North Carolina Agribusiness Council hosted a Candidates Forum earlier this week showcasing candidates for House of Representatives, as well as governor, lieutenant governor, commissioners of labor, insurance and agriculture. Democratic candidate for Commissioner of Agriculture Walter Smith addressed the forum’s question regarding economic development in the ag sector of North Carolina."

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North Carolina sweet potato season begins | The Packer

North Carolina sweet potato season begins | The Packer | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it
FAISON, N.C. — Growers began harvesting this season’s North Carolina sweet potato crop a little earlier than normal, but buyers should expect a normal fall start.
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Clemson plant pathologist working to raise cucurbit yields, lower production costs | Clemson Newsroom

Clemson plant pathologist working to raise cucurbit yields, lower production costs | Clemson Newsroom | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it

Growers of pickling cucumbers and other crops susceptible to infection by downy mildew may someday benefit from higher yields and lower production costs thanks to collaborative research by Clemson University’s School of Agricultural, Forest and Environmental Sciences (SAFES) and North Carolina State University.

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Farmers report crop damage by coyotes | WNCT-TV

Farmers report crop damage by coyotes | WNCT-TV | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it
JACKSONVILLE, N.C. - Coyotes are putting a dent in farmers’ pocketbooks here in the East.
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Eastern N.C. coyotes develop taste for watermelon | TimesNews

The coyotes in Onslow County have a sweet tooth. Farmers in southeastern North Carolina have reported that coyotes are eating watermelons, the Jacksonville Daily News reported.

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Bee Economy: Honey, Mites and Diesel Drive Pollination Fees | NCSU Abstract

Bee Economy: Honey, Mites and Diesel Drive Pollination Fees | NCSU Abstract | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it

Bees don't always work for free. Many crops rely on pollination by honey bees and, as a result, there’s a market for the services of professional beekeepers and their bees. And the cost of those services has been on the rise. What’s driven the increase in pollination fees over the past 20 years? A new study from North Carolina State University shows that honey prices, invasive mites and the cost of diesel fuel are key factors.

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Kudzu bugs continue to spread, posing threat to soybean crops | Southeast Farm Press

Kudzu bugs, those tenacious little imports from Asia, continue to spread across the Southeast and continue to plague soybean growers, especially in the Carolinas.
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Cotton Field Day is Sept. 12 | CALS News Center

Cotton Field Day is Sept. 12 | CALS News Center | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it

N.C. State University’s Cotton Field Day will take place Sept. 12 at the Upper Coastal Plain Research Station in Rocky Mount. The bi-annual event, co-sponsored by the N.C. Cotton Producers Association, will focus on latest research into cotton tillage, variety trials, disease and insect management and rotational considerations.

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Ex-NC turkey plant worker pleads in cruelty case | San Francisco Chronicle

RAEFORD, N.C. (AP) — A former Butterball plant worker accused of animal cruelty after videotape showed employees abusing turkeys has pleaded guilty in a North Carolina court.
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North Carolina soybean growers get caterpillar, stink bug alert | Southeast Farm Press

In many soybean fields, especially late-planted fields following wheat, both podworms and stink bugs may be just warming up.
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NC Ag Commissioner Troxler Says the Way to Grow Overseas Sales is to Build Relationships | SFNToday.com

NC Ag Commissioner Troxler Says the Way to Grow Overseas Sales is to Build Relationships | SFNToday.com | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it

At the North Carolina Agribusiness Council’s Candidate Forum, NC Ag Commissioner Steve Troxler was the last speaker of the evening. When presented with the question about North Carolina’s lack of a statewide biotech policy, and the ability of a county to institute a GMO ban, Troxler had these thoughts: “We can’t have laws in North Carolina that are county by county that put one farmer to a disadvantage to another. It must be uniform.”

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More than 250 learn forage at Virgilina ranch | YourGV.com

More than 250 learn forage at Virgilina ranch | YourGV.com | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it

More than 250 landowners from Virginia and North Carolina turned out Thursday for a Forage Field Day held at Triple Creek Ranch — The Poore Family Farm on Clarksville Road in Virgilina.

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North Carolina apple growers take hit | Farm Carolina

North Carolina apple growers take hit | Farm Carolina | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it
The Charlotte Observer reported the combination of an early spring that prompted the trees to bloom and a late cold snap has devastated the crop ...
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