North Carolina Agriculture
2.5K views | +0 today
Follow
North Carolina Agriculture
Providing readers with information about N.C. agriculture.
Curated by NCSU CALS
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by NCSU CALS
Scoop.it!

As drought spurs livestock selloff, USDA will buy meat | News & Observer

The USDA will buy up to $170 million worth of protein to keep the market from being flooded, in case producers have to sell livestock they can't feed.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by NCSU CALS
Scoop.it!

Expert: Fracking exciting, scary | Laurinburg Exchange

Expert: Fracking exciting, scary | Laurinburg Exchange | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it

There were a lot of questions Monday for an expert on fracking who came to Laurinburg to talk about the oil and gas mining process.
The noon session featured NC State professor and agricultural law attorney Ted Feitshans.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by NCSU CALS
Scoop.it!

Record corn prices here | Wilkes Journal Patriot

Record corn prices here | Wilkes Journal Patriot | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it
Wilkes County corn farmers can expect record high prices for their crops this year due to the impact of a severe drought on much of the rest of the nation, said John Cothren, livestock and row crop agent for the Wilkes Cooperative Extension Service.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by NCSU CALS
Scoop.it!

"Who's who in local food" leaders to meet Aug. 24 | Mountain Xpress | Asheville, NC

Community organizations working to improve WNC's local food system will meet and discuss their work with members of the Asheville-Buncombe Food Policy Council and the public, according to a post on Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project's...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by NCSU CALS
Scoop.it!

North Carolina tobacco crop bouncing back from 2011 | Southeast Farm Press

As harvest got under way, the tobacco crop in eastern North Carolina appeared to have bounced back from the hurricane-induced disaster conditions of 2011.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by NCSU CALS
Scoop.it!

North Carolina women talk agricultural issues | SFNToday.com

North Carolina women talk agricultural issues | SFNToday.com | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it

Lorenda Overman, along with her husband farms a diversified row crop and hog operation in Wayne County, NC. Lorenda, a self-professed city girl that married into farming, and while hard work, wouldn’t have it any other way.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by NCSU CALS
Scoop.it!

Farm business good in North Carolina, but challenges remain | Southeast Farm Press

Agriculture is booming in North Carolina and Commissioner of Agriculture Steve Troxler is proud to point that out.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by NCSU CALS
Scoop.it!

Renewable Energy Potential High in Rural Communities | NC Solar Center

RALEIGH, N.C. – As renewable energy becomes increasingly common throughout the state of North Carolina, opportunities for rural communities to take advantage of renewable energy are growing rapidly. Solar electric, also known as photovoltaic or PV, solar thermal, and bio-energy can bring revenue and savings to rural and agricultural enterprises while providing the environmental benefits that accompanies renewable energy.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by NCSU CALS
Scoop.it!

Ag Biotech Summit to Tackle Challenges, Solutions | North Carolina Biotech Center

Ag Biotech Summit to Tackle Challenges, Solutions | North Carolina Biotech Center | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it

William Weldon, Ph.D., vice president of Global Research and Development for Elanco, is the opening keynote speaker for the Agriculture Biotechnology Summit 2012. Elanco is Eli Lilly and Company’s animal health division. Weldon’s address to the Oct. 10 gathering at North Carolina State University’s McKimmon Center in Raleigh is, “Hunger, Health and Energy: Challenges for Today’s World.”

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by NCSU CALS
Scoop.it!

The farmer meets the market more often in N.C. | News & Observer

The farmer meets the market more often in N.C. | News & Observer | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it
More farmers are forming this face-to-face relationship with their customers as farmers markets boom, the U.S. Department of Agriculture reports.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by NCSU CALS
Scoop.it!

Children in the Field: Carolina Tobacco Farms

Children in the Field: Carolina Tobacco Farms | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it
Advocates who study migrant farm worker families estimate that as many as a half million of children currently work in the fields of America picking our food.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by NCSU CALS
Scoop.it!

Farmer: Apple harvest worst in 57 years

The extensive crop damage could cost farmers upwards of $10 million, according to Marvin Owings, director of the Henderson County office of the N.C. Cooperative Extension. A typical apple harvest would bring area growers about $24 million.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by NCSU CALS
Scoop.it!

Fresh produce, farmer's markets gain in popularity | WNCT-TV

Fresh produce, farmer's markets gain in popularity | WNCT-TV | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it
GREENVILLE, N.C. - A report by the U.S. Department of Agriculture saw a 9.6 percent increase in farmer's market registration last year.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by NCSU CALS
Scoop.it!

Extreme heat and droughts -- a recipe for world food woes | CNN.com

Extreme heat and droughts -- a recipe for world food woes | CNN.com | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it

N.C. State University's Dr. Michael Roberts says U.S. consumers will see food prices go up in 2013, but long term all of us have to deal with a warming world.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by NCSU CALS
Scoop.it!

Steroids without the stigma: broccoli and mustard greens | The Packer

Barry Bonds would have been lauded and not scorned if broccoli and mustard greens were his performance enhancing drugs.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by NCSU CALS
Scoop.it!

Groups trying to grow next generation of farmers | Greater Wilmington Business Journal

As farmers in the United States age out, young people are not stepping up to take their place in the same numbers. That’s a looming problem an area partnership is trying to address.

Brunswick Community College, Brunswick County Cooperative Extension Office and Feast Down East (also known as the Southeastern North Carolina Food Systems Program) have collaborated to raise awareness of the coming drought in farmers that will affect southeastern North Carolina as well as other agricultural regions.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by NCSU CALS
Scoop.it!

Despite U.S. drought, North Carolina crop production is up | Southeast Farm Press

While much of the country is suffering from unprecedented heat and drought, some parts of the Southeast are having an excellent cropping season, and North Carolina is a prime example.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by NCSU CALS
Scoop.it!

If you look signs of a bright future are emerging | Mount Airy News

Mount Airy and Surry County like much of the nation are still struggling under the weight of a sluggish economy. Yesterday though the county saw two reasons for optimism. North Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture Steve Troxler was in town, and part of his visit included some time at Pilot Mountain Pride.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by NCSU CALS
Scoop.it!

North Carolina ramps up research at greenhouse center | The Packer

North Carolina ramps up research at greenhouse center | The Packer | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it
North Carolina researchers are trying to improve the marketability of the state’s vegetable plants by using a newly constructed greenhouse operation.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by NCSU CALS
Scoop.it!

Commissioner's Food Safety Forum will focus on new federal produce-safety rules | NCDA&CS

RALEIGH — New federal rules governing produce safety will be among the topics at the eighth annual Commissioner’s Food Safety Forum on Tuesday, Aug. 28.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by NCSU CALS
Scoop.it!

Midwest drought good for local farmers, bad for livestock growers | equities.com

Kinston, N.C. -- While the Midwest suffers from lack of rain, North Carolina is getting at least its fair share, which is helping to bring about a bumper crop of corn. It's good news for farmers in North Carolina.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by NCSU CALS
Scoop.it!

North Carolina corn growers expect one of the best yields in years as crops wither elsewhere | The Republic

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. - North Carolina corn growers are looking to cash in on what they call one of their best yields in years as their counterparts around the U.S. watch their crops wither because of heat and drought.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by NCSU CALS
Scoop.it!

Troxler Looking for 400 Bushel Corn in North Carolina | SFNToday.com

Troxler Looking for 400 Bushel Corn in North Carolina | SFNToday.com | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it

The 42nd Annual Blackland Farm Managers Field Day was earlier this week in Hyde County, and NC Ag Commissioner Steve Troxler was in attendance. This year, Troxler is looking for the first certified 400 bushel per acre corn harvest:

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by NCSU CALS
Scoop.it!

High feed prices threaten N.C. livestock industry | News & Observer

High feed prices threaten N.C. livestock industry | News & Observer | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it
The drought that's choking the Midwest is also throttling North Carolina livestock growers, who are seeing record-high feed prices and worrying about farms and processing plants shutting down...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by NCSU CALS
Scoop.it!

North Carolina wary of possible farm labor shortage | News Tribune

Across the nation, the number of seasonal agricultural workers is shrinking, costing billions. That’s largely the result of a diminishing number of migrant workers coming from Mexico.
more...
No comment yet.