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Monsanto offering agriculture scholarships

Monsanto Company recently announced its launch of the America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders scholarship program, to get students in rural America...
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NC lawmakers want tobacco program protected :: WRAL.com

Members of the state's congressional delegation want the federal tobacco program protected from expected budget cuts.
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Bell’s Cotton Gin a North Carolina treasure | Cotton content from Southeast Farm Press

Bell’s Cotton Gin a North Carolina treasure | Cotton content from Southeast Farm Press | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it
In his 50 years of growing and ginning cotton, Jackson, N.C., ginner Thomas Bell has seen a lot of changes.
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North Carolina Farm Bureau: US Government May 'Hold Hostage' Final Tobacco Buyout Owed to NC Farmers

RALEIGH, N.C., Nov. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The US Government is considering withholding millions in non-taxpayer dollars owed to North Carolinians that depend on this income as part of the landmark tobacco buyout settlement.
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Farm Fresh expanding its export line

For Farm Fresh Produce Inc., which is based in Faison, NC, sweet potato production and sales were the basis for domestic growth and international market development. The firm has expanded its fresh produce export offerings, but sweet potatoes will remain its core business.

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All in the family — Sunburst Trout Farm

All in the family — Sunburst Trout Farm | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it
Outdoors news, events, adventure and dispatches from naturalist Don Hendershot.
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Researchers develop crop-monitoring drones

Drones will soon be flying over crops, taking images and video recordings to help find places where water, fertilizer or even pesticides are needed.
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WNC farming company cited following fatality

The state Department of Labor has cited a Western North Carolina company where a worker died earlier this year after he was overcome by carbon monoxide.
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NC livestock producers should be on the lookout for cattle disease |

NC livestock producers should be on the lookout for cattle disease | | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it
Two cattle herds in North Carolina have been confirmed positive recently for anaplasmosis at the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ Rollins Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory.
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Community gardens a growing force for local food in Fayetteville

Community gardens a growing force for local food in Fayetteville | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it

Fayetteville is home to numerous grocery stores and dozens of busy restaurants. But in Marsha Howe's eyes, the city is a "food desert."

Several groups hope to help change that by encouraging people to buy more locally grown food - and to consider trying to grow some of their own.

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Growers should like two new high oleic peanut varieties

Growers should like two new high oleic peanut varieties | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it
Tom Isleib’s next two peanut variety releases may be his biggest contribution yet to the peanut industry.
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Troxler announces availability of farmland preservation grants

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 County governments and nonprofit groups pursuing farmland preservation projects have until Dec. 16 to apply for funding assistance from the N.C. Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund. About $1.7 million is available through monies appropriated for the 2014-15 budget year by the General Assembly.

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The Daily Tar Heel :: Pit Talk : Student's Documentary Highlights Farm Workers' Community

While many students were having fun in the sun, UNC Sophomore Jaslina Paintal spent her whole summer in a tobacco farm in North Carolina and filmed community life of farm workers.
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NC Congress Members: Don't Sequester Tobacco Buyout Money

NC Congress Members: Don't Sequester Tobacco Buyout Money | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it
Members of North Carolina’s congressional delegation are urging the U.S. Department of Agriculture to not lower payments to tobacco farmers next year as
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Farm and Food: How'd you like a buggy whip? : Business

Henry Ford heard the jeers for years before his horseless carriage remade culture forever. Orville and Wilbur Wright were called birdbrains before their dreams carried them over a North Carolina
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Hog disease increases in North Carolina - The Western Producer

(Reuters) — The onset of cooler fall temperatures has increased the spread of a virus lethal to young pigs in North Carolina, a state agriculture [...]
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Ginseng Poaching Gone Wild

Ginseng Poaching Gone Wild | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it
Where CSI meets conservation: law enforcement officers in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park battle ginseng bandits in an effort to protect this potent plant.
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Renewable energy aim for North Carolina project

Renewable energy aim for North Carolina project | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it
Revolution Energy Solutions (RES) has started its inaugural North Carolina anaerobic digestion project.
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Opinion: Big farms aren't 'bad'

Opinion: Big farms aren't 'bad' | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it
Bo Stone, his wife Missy, and his parents jointly own P & S Farms in Rowland, North Carolina. He represents the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance as one of its Faces of Farming and Ranching.
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Farm evolves into multifaceted firm

Started more than 50 years ago by Jack Finch, Finch Nursery is now one of the largest and oldest suppliers of blueberry plants in the world, the company’s website states. Dan Finch now runs the nursery, shipping blueberry plants throughout North America.

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Benevolence Farm to serve women out of prison

By Todd Cohen CARRBORO, N.C. -- In 2012, 2,647 women were released from North Carolina prisons. And with roughly 60 percent of women who are released from U.S. prisons rearrested, and nearly a thir...
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With new direction, NC leaders seek answers for rural areas

With new direction, NC leaders seek answers for rural areas | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it
Gov. Pat McCrory’s administration is now firmly in charge of helping local communities create jobs and opportunities. There are no simple answers, experts say.
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Northern Durham could get farmers market | Durham County

The Durham County Department of Public Health wants to learn more about the demand for locally grown food and potential vendors in northern Durham.
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Lumberton farmer sentenced in $1M fraud case :: WRAL.com

Three North Carolina farmers have been sentenced in crop insurance fraud schemes, including a Lumberton man who received more than $1 million in illegal insurance payments and threatened to kill a special agent investigating him.
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Ledford teacher chosen for NC Agricultural Education program

WALLBURG | A Davidson County teacher was selected as one of 12 from across the state to participate in an N.C. Agricultural Education Cohort that promotes both personal growth and leadership development.
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