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How bloggers influence ag policy | AgriPulse

The larger the numbers of visitors and page views on a site, the more income a blogger can generate.

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Cash Crop | Business North Carolina

Cash Crop | Business North Carolina | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it

Agriculture is big business -- the biggest in North Carolina, with an annual economic impact of $70 billion, according to state officials.

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N.C. prepares for swarm of Africanized bees | StarNews

N.C. prepares for swarm of Africanized bees | StarNews | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it

The N.C. Africanized Honey Bee Action Plan, updated in 2011, lists the ports of Wilmington and Morehead City – only 100 miles apart – as being at high risk for the bees. The plan was created as a joint effort of the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, and N.C. State University.

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Landscape professional field day set for May 16 | NCSU CALS

Landscape professional field day set for May 16 | NCSU CALS | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it

Rain gardens, plant installation techniques, weed and insect management and more are on the agenda for N.C. State University’s Landscape Professional Field Day on May 16 at the JC Raulston Arboretum.

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Conservation group calls for NC to double amount of protected land | WRAL.com

Conservation group calls for NC to double amount of protected land | WRAL.com | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it
A conservation group called Monday for the state to restore funding for protecting undeveloped natural areas and nearly double the amount of land that North Carolina has protected in the past seven years.
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The evolution of an NC farm | SFNToday.com

The evolution of an NC farm | SFNToday.com | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it

There are still many farms, especially in south and eastern North Carolina that are still owned by a family that received a land grant from the King of England. Rainbow Meadow Farms, near Snow Hill, is one such farm, having received their grant in 1746.

Sandra Garner is the 6th generation to farm Rainbow Meadows, along with her children and grandchildren, who are 7th and 8th generations on the Greene County farm.

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N.C. State University receives grant to develop seed treatment to protect crops | NCSU CALS

N.C. State University receives grant to develop seed treatment to protect crops | NCSU CALS | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it

Two N.C. State University scientists have won a Grand Challenges Explorations grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to develop a seed treatment to protect subsistence farmers' crops.

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Workshop in Morganton focuses on protecting farmland | NCDA&CS

The N.C. Agricultural Development and Farm Land Preservation Trust Fund will host a workshop May 16 in Morganton for local governments interested in protecting agricultural lands.

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Deadline nears for USDA discrimination case claims | Charlotte Observer

Thousands of black farmers are close to receiving reparations for alleged racial discrimination by the U.S. Department of Agriculture in the 1980s and 1990s.
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North Carolina fruit deal kicks off early | The Packer

North Carolina fruit deal kicks off early | The Packer | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it

The mild winter brought on an early start to the Carolina fruit deal, but supplies should last nearly the full season.


The Carolina strawberry season, which typically runs from mid-April to the first part of June, came nearly two weeks early.

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Strawberries and Seafood | TheProduceLady.org

Strawberries and Seafood | TheProduceLady.org | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it

North Carolina is known for having delicious strawberries and seafood. Check out what happens when culinary students pair the two in award-winning recipes.

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Model forecasts long-term impacts of forest land-use decisions | Newswise

The drive to develop crops for use as biofuel, continues to raise questions about additional uses of forest land. A cutting edge computer model developed at North Carolina State University offers detailed insight to predict the environmental impact – along with understanding forest ecosystem response to global climate change.

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CEFS Field Day highlights sustainable ag practices | Southern SARE

CEFS Field Day highlights sustainable ag practices | Southern SARE | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it

The Center for Environmental Farming Systems held its field day on May 3 in Goldsboro, NC. The event, supported by Southern SARE and North Carolina SARE, highlighted North Carolina State University and North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University sustainable agriculture research projects. About 300 participants were treated to farm tours of such topics as biochar, water quality, no-till organic production, organic canola, pasture-based livestock production, using legumes in forage systems and agroforestry.

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BCBS Foundation grant drives more N.C. produce to more N.C. students | NCDA&CS

BCBS Foundation grant drives more N.C. produce to more N.C. students | NCDA&CS | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it

The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC) Foundation has invested $1.2 million to expand the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ Farm to School Program in response to the growing problem of childhood obesity in North Carolina. The grant provides funding for five new refrigerated tractor-trailers, increasing the distribution of local fruits and vegetables to 35 additional school systems statewide.

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New report highlights sexual abuse targeting farmworkers, including in North Carolina | Independent Weekly

New report highlights sexual abuse targeting farmworkers, including in North Carolina | Independent Weekly | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it
New report reveals some farmworkers are sexually abused.
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Fresh from the farms: North Carolina farmers markets are open for business | Fayetteville Observer

Craving fresh vegetables from local farms? North Carolina has you covered.
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Cooperative Extension in Yadkin County to host Pesticide Disposal Day | Yadkin Ripple

If you have old pesticides that are taking up space in your barn garage or storage shed you canring them to the free Pesticide Disposal Day in Yadkin County May 16.

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N.C. State University researchers develop computer model related to forest land use | Biofuels Journal

NC State researchers had previously developed models that accounted for the hydrology, carbon and nitrogen cycles in agricultural land with high water table soils. The new model, called DRAINMOD-FOREST, extends the ...
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Seasonal farm-worker visa program frustrates growers | News & Observer

As the summer growing season approaches, farmers across the county are experiencing widespread frustration over the federal H-2A visa program for seasonal agriculture workers.
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N.C. Irish potato growers approve assessment | NCDA&CS

Commercial Irish potato growers in a nine-county area in the northeastern part of the state agreed to renew an assessment program that supports promotional and research work of the N.C. Potato Association Inc.

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Wildlife commission approves night hunting | Asheville Citizen-Times

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has approved a new rule to allow hunting of coyotes and feral swine at night with lights on private land.
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'Meat glue' is safe and natural, American Meat Institute says

'Meat glue' is safe and natural, American Meat Institute says | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it
The American Meat Institute is striking back at reports that “meat glue,” a binding agent often used to patch together pieces of beef and other protein, is unsafe and unnatural.

 

"There have been no negative food safety issues associated with these products," says N.C. State University meat scientist says.

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'History of the Harvest' Highlights Ag In N.C.| Carolina-Virginia Farmer

'History of the Harvest' Highlights Ag In N.C.| Carolina-Virginia Farmer | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it
N.C. Museum of History exhibit will feature state's agriculture heritage and how it has changed over time.
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Carolina Strawberry Festival to kick off in Wallace | WECT-TV

Carolina Strawberry Festival to kick off in Wallace | WECT-TV | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it

Did you know that North Carolina is the fourth leading U.S. state when it comes to strawberry production? The Pender County town of Wallace will celebrate this fact when it hosts the 2nd annual Carolina Strawberry Festival this weekend.

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Local trend keeps on growing | Winston-Salem Journal

Local trend keeps on growing | Winston-Salem Journal | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it

Director of the Center for Environmental Farming Systems. That's a mouthful of a job title. It's easier to say that Nancy Creamer's job is to promote local food. "We want everyone to have access to fresh, local food," she said.

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