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NC Christmas Tree Farms Go Red and "Green" for the Holiday

NC Christmas Tree Farms Go Red and "Green" for the Holiday | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it
SPARTA, N.C. - The smell of pine and trails of needles will make their way into thousands of North Carolina homes this weekend, and a growing number of families are looking for trees that are green inside and out.
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Voluntourism Spotlight: North Carolina Farmer Foodshare

Take a voluntourism trip to North Carolina where you can help the Farmer Foodshare connect those who grow food with people who need it.
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Mapping where turkeys come from: Four states produce the majority of birds

Mapping where turkeys come from: Four states produce the majority of birds | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it
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Rowan to benefit from grant for safe farms

Through a recent grant to the N.C. Agricultural Foundation Inc. and N.C. State University, the N.C. Tobacco Trust Fund Commission is providing funds ...
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North Carolina Lawmakers Oppose Sequester Cuts To Tobacco Farmers

North Carolina Lawmakers Oppose Sequester Cuts To Tobacco Farmers | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it
Another round of the budget cuts known as the sequester are beginning to take effect, and once again there’s no agreement between Republican and Democratic
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State lawmakers want to protect tobacco payments from spending cuts

11 of NC's 13 members of the U.S. House have asked U.S. Agriculture Secretary to make sure that farmers will not see their payments from the Tobacco Transition Payment program reduced if there are more automatic federal spending cuts.
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Sowing The Seeds For Agricultural UAVs

It's hard to find a location more remote or lacking in creature comforts than the Hyde County Airport on Pamlico Sound in eastern North Carolina. The ...
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The Daily Tar Heel :: Agriculture workers search for enhanced legal protection

As the holiday season nears, as many as 7,000 Christmas tree farmworkers across the state are gearing up for the busiest time of the year.
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Local vineyards hope to create wine trail

Grape cultivation and wine production are thriving to such a degree in North Carolina that some Polk and Henderson vineyards and wineries have plans to develop a wine trail directing tourists and wine enthusiasts along roads that will take them not...
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Forsyth County receives grant to create farmland protection plan

Forsyth County has received a $14,000 grant to create a farmland protection plan, an opportunity to take a comprehensive look at the state of local agriculture and create a long-range plan for protecting prime farmland.
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Managing Specialty Crop Risk in North Carolina | RAFI-USA

Managing Specialty Crop Risk in North Carolina | RAFI-USA | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it

Addressing risk is critical to the survival of family farms. Specialty crops in particular face a greater challenge. Over the past year, RAFI worked with specialty crop farmers across North Carolina to research and write Managing Specialty Crop Risk in North Carolina.

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Conference focuses on expanding exports

Conference focuses on expanding exports | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it
There are 22 federal agencies involved in foreign trade – a lot of potential help for the small business owner looking to get into the export business. But how does he or she get in on the action? Where to start?
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North Carolina apples survive 100 inches of rain, rare disease attack

North Carolina apples survive 100 inches of rain, rare disease attack | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it
There was good news, bad news and even more bad news for North Carolina apple growers this year.
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Latinos in the US in Charge of Cutting Down Christmas Trees and Performing Heavy Labor in North Carolina: Report

Latinos in the US in Charge of Cutting Down Christmas Trees and Performing Heavy Labor in North Carolina: Report | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it
Latino workers are the ones propping up the Christmas tree industry in North Carolina.
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NC farmers concerned over tobacco fund cuts

NC farmers concerned over tobacco fund cuts | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it
Tobacco farmers are expected to get a smaller than promised final check for the 10 year Tobacco Buyout Program. The USDA says that is because the program is subject to federal sequestration cuts.
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NC agriculture officials call 2013 Christmas tree crop among the best in recent years

RALEIGH, North Carolina - Some Christmas tree growers have already opened for business in North Carolina, and agriculture officials say consumers will be picking from one of the best crops in recent years.
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Plenty to be thankful for in Rowan

Plenty to be thankful for in Rowan | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it
SALISBURY — With all the mayhem that seems to dominate our news these days, it’s important to note that Thanksgiving Day is the one...
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Great Harvest For NC Christmas Tree Farmers

Great Harvest For NC Christmas Tree Farmers | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it
When Jessie Davis started tagging trees for sale in his 500-acre farm in western North Carolina this fall, he noticed his Frasier firs were taller and
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NC Department of Agriculture helps consumers find and care for fresh Christmas trees

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North Carolina’s 2013 Christmas tree crop promises to be one of the best in recent years, according to the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

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N.C. Christmas tree farms offer packages where you can choose, cut, stay :: WRAL.com

N.C. Christmas tree farms offer packages where you can choose, cut, stay :: WRAL.com | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it
Ready to get your tree? Inns, bed and breakfasts and hotels in western North Carolina are booking up quickly for this season's cut and stay Christmas tree packages.
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N.C. aquaculture conference to focus on research and trends of farm-raised fish

Each winter, the North Carolina Aquaculture Development Conference draws more than 200 fish farmers, scientists and industry newcomers from across the Southeast to discuss research and current marketing trends for farm-raised fish and seafood.
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Asheville keeps alive sweet sorghum tradition

Asheville keeps alive sweet sorghum tradition | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it
A few makers still use old-fashioned, labor-intensive methods to produce the syrup. Also: A cornbread recipe for your table.
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Calibrating Irrigation Equipment for Manure Application

Calibrating Irrigation Equipment for Manure Application | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it
Irrigation equipment can be used to land apply manure with a solids content of up to 2-3 percent depending upon the type of equipment used and nozzle size.
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NC farmers, lawmakers worried about automatic federal cuts on last tobacco buyout payment

NC farmers, lawmakers worried about automatic federal cuts on last tobacco buyout payment | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it
RALEIGH, North Carolina - Jo Ann Freeman says her father told her before he died to hold on to the family's Bertie County farmland because she could always live off of it, and besides, "God's not making any more."...
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Produce-delivery service expands to Fredericksburg - Business Insider

Produce-delivery service expands to Fredericksburg - Business Insider | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it
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