Scientists with NCA&T’s Center for Excellence in Post-Harvest Technologies at the NC Research Campus in Kannapolis discovered that an extract of peanut skin polyphenols reduces lipid levels in the blood and belly fat - NCResearchCampus.net...
Mount Olive College’s Lois G. Britt Agribusiness Center is partnering with North Carolina Cooperative Extension centers in Beaufort, Hyde, Washington and Tyrrell counties to conduct a farm transition conference for area farmers and landowners on Tuesday, Jan. 21 in Plymouth.
ASHEVILLE, North Carolina - A western North Carolina dairy farm described as one of the largest in the state and one of its owners has pleaded guilty in federal court to violating the Clean Water Act after animal waste was discharged into the...
Accelerating Appalachia, the first-of-its-kind, nature-based business accelerator program based in Asheville, is dominated by hometown ventures. These local ideas — from a bark house to lotion to pizza — were on full display at Monday’s pitch presentations at Highland Brewing.
The presentation is one of the final steps in the Accelerating Appalachia program, which started Oct. 3. The next step: The awarding of two $50,000 investments to the top companies.
From tomatoes to pumpkins, most fruit and vegetable crops rely on pollination by bees and other insect species – and the future of many of those species is uncertain. Now researchers from North Carolina State University are proposing a set of guidelines for assessing the performance of pollinator species in order to determine which species are most important and should be prioritized for protection.
Bob Kellam and Susan Wyatt's prime land between downtown Raleigh and Knightdale has long been eyed by developers. But the owners instead created what will become a nature preserve, environmental education center and sustainable farming incubator.
North Carolina has lot riding on the outcome of the closed-door drama playing out in Washington as members of Congress work against a deadline this month to hammer out divisions in a new five-year farm bill.
The Sandhills Farm School will be a seven-month planning program for beginning and transition farmers to operate successful small-scale sustainable farms in Moore, Richmond, Hoke, Scotland, Montgomery and Lee counties.
The Internal Revenue Service Farmer's Tax Guide is now available on the IRS.gov website for use in preparing upcoming 2013 tax returns. The publication contains information on the farming business either as an owner or tenant.
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