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'Soil and Sacrament' explores farming's spiritual side | National Catholic Reporter

'Soil and Sacrament' explores farming's spiritual side | National Catholic Reporter | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it
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Peanut Skin Polyphenols Reduce Lipids, Body Fat, Says A New Study

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...
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North Carolina: Farm Transition Conference Jan. 21 at Plymouth

North Carolina: Farm Transition Conference Jan. 21 at Plymouth | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it
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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.

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North Carolina’s BB Griffin elected chairman of Cotton Incorporated

North Carolina cotton producer and ginner BB Griffin was elected chairman of Cotton Incorporated during the recent Cotton Board/Cotton Incorporated joint board meeting in December.
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2012 cotton harvest best in county history

2012 cotton harvest best in county history | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it
While the 2013 cotton harvest is not yet complete, producers will have to have all their stars in alignment to better the 2012 results, which were th
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Waxhaw: To market, to market even in bad weather

Waxhaw: To market, to market even in bad weather | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it

The first Saturday of December certainly fit the mental picture that accompanies the British phrase, “a filthy day.” ... But the merchants at the Waxhaw Farmers Market were undeterred by the elements.

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Advocacy group wants better conditions for tobacco workers

An advocacy group took its appeal for improved labor conditions on North Carolina farms to London and the door of Reynolds American Inc.’s largest shareholder.
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North Carolina dairy farm, 1 of its owners plead guilty to violations of Clean Water Act (12/13/13 5:07 pm)

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...
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Asheville accelerator encourages importing of great ideas

Asheville accelerator encourages importing of great ideas | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it

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. 

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Rare owl sighting a hoot for regional bird watchers

ROSMAN — When Ricky Maybin first saw the white bird Saturday as he drove down his driveway off Calvert Road, he thought perhaps it was one of the barn owls that nest on his 12-acre farm.
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Researchers Develop System for Assessing How Effective Species Are at Pollinating Crops

Researchers Develop System for Assessing How Effective Species Are at Pollinating Crops | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it

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.

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RALEIGH: East Raleigh farm, valued at $3.7 million, donated to city for nature preserve

RALEIGH: East Raleigh farm, valued at $3.7 million, donated to city for nature preserve | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it
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.
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WASHINGTON: Food stamp dispute threatens final push for farm bill | Economy | McClatchy DC

WASHINGTON: Food stamp dispute threatens final push for farm bill | Economy | McClatchy DC | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it
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.
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Program Seeks to Grow New Crop of Farmers

Program Seeks to Grow New Crop of Farmers | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it
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.
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Asheville is sweet potato central

Asheville is sweet potato central | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it
Why Southerners remain loyal to the vegetable, and a couple delicious recipes you'll want to try.
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Business delivers local food to your front door

Business delivers local food to your front door | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it
Business delivers local food to your front door
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Christmas Tree Farm Industry Shrinking

Christmas Tree Farm Industry Shrinking | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it
RAINIER — There is only about one month — at the most, two — out of the year that most people think of Christmas trees.
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Rain hasn't dampened NC Christmas tree sales :: WRAL.com

Rain hasn't dampened NC Christmas tree sales :: WRAL.com | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it
Christmas tree farmers at the North Carolina State Farmer's Market in Raleigh say rainy weekends have dampened but haven't hurt their overall sales.
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Announcing New Episode of American Farmer, Airing December 17, 2013 on RFD-TV

Announcing New Episode of American Farmer, Airing December 17, 2013 on RFD-TV | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it

Show to feature Bayer CropSciences and its Bee Care program.

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IRS Farmer's Tax Guide available

IRS Farmer's Tax Guide available
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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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State steps in to stomp out fire ants - Local - Gaston Gazette

State steps in to stomp out fire ants - Local - Gaston Gazette | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it
Fire ants are on the move and the North Carolina Department of Agriculture is trying to stop their march.
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NCDA&CS News Release: State Capitol highlighting agriculture during holidays

NCDA&CS News Release: State Capitol highlighting agriculture during holidays | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it
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New 'Farm School' to Teach Business Skills to Farmers

The Sandhills Farm School is a seven-month planning program for beginning and transitioning famers to operate successful small-scale sustainable farms.
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County looking to lure food firms with certification, agriculture

County looking to lure food firms with certification, agriculture | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it
Columbus County ranks in the top 20 of counties in North Carolina for total cash receipts from farm income.
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Monsanto scholarships build agricultural careers

Every year, approximately 25,000 agricultural jobs go unfilled due to a lack of qualified applicants.
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