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Tom Glasgow: Annual Farm City Day next weekend | New Bern Sun Journal

Craven County’s 3rd Annual Farm-City Day is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 3, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Jaycees Fairgrounds on U.S. 70 East.
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Corn, soybean harvest winding down | AG professional

Corn, soybean harvest winding down | AG professional | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it
The end of the 2012 harvest season is quickly nearing for corn and soybean producers. With 87 percent of corn and 80 percent of soybeans already harvested, the fast pace continues, according to the USDA’s latest Crop Progress report.
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'I Belong In a Barn'

'I Belong In a Barn' | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it
For members of the Moore County Growing Farmers 4-H Livestock Club, agriculture is still at the heart of the state fair. It’s where they come to show off a year’s worth of hard work and, more importantly, to learn and commune through their livestock.
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Farmer working to prevent sediment in Abee Creek | Morganton News Herald

MORGANTON — A farmer in southern Burke County is taking measures to prevent sediment from entering Abee Creek.
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Got milk? Got land? N.C. farms dwindle | UNC Charlotte Urban Institute

Got milk? Got land? N.C. farms dwindle | UNC Charlotte Urban Institute | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it
Many people are surprised to learn that agriculture is the No. 1 industry in North Carolina.  However, N.C. is losing farmland faster than any other state – and the number of dairy farms is down dramatically.
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Pollenizer Research Should Help Seedless Watermelon Farmers | NC State News

Pollenizer Research Should Help Seedless Watermelon Farmers | NC State News | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it

Research from North Carolina State University on flower production and disease resistance in watermelon varieties should help bolster seedless watermelon harvests for farmers.

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Every century or so, N.C. crop farmers get a year this good | Charlotte Observer

Every century or so, N.C. crop farmers get a year this good | Charlotte Observer | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it
While some of this year’s crops — peanuts, cotton, soybeans — are still being harvested, and Christmas trees have not begun to be cut, reports so far indicate average or better yields. Prices, too, are generally better than last year.
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Agricultural biotechnology continues to grow in North Carolina | News14

Agricultural biotechnology continues to grow in North Carolina | News14 | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it
Agricultural biotechnology was the hot topic for business, education and political leaders in Raleigh Wednesday. The one day conference talked about how this industry is expanding and what it means for North Carolina.
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Students learn where pizza comes from

Students learn where pizza comes from | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it

The fifth-graders of Davidson County will never be able to look at a pizza the same way after a day trip Thursday to the Davidson County Fairgrounds for Agriculture by the Slice, a program created by the North Carolina Cooperative Extension and sponsored by the North Carolina Farm Bureau.

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Celebrating Agriculture at the Fairmont Farmers Festival | Robesian

Those eagerly anticipating the 26th annual Fairmont Farmers Festival, which will be held on Oct. 20 and feature a parade, entertainment, wrestling, arts and crafts and an antique car show, can get a sneak preview on Saturday when the queens for the event will be crowned.

 

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'Miracle' crop could invade like kudzu | Kansas City Star

It's billed as a champion energy crop that yields three times as much ethanol per acre as corn, a fast-growing field grass that's ideal for making clean auto fuel without displacing scarce crop land.

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NC Ag Commissioner Elected President of National Agriculture Association | Carolina-Virginia Farmer

NC Ag Commissioner Elected President of National Agriculture Association | Carolina-Virginia Farmer | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it
Commissioner Troxler will lead NASDA Board of Directors over the next twelve months...
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Breeders break loose with new blackberry, table grape varieties | Southeast Farm Press

Some of the varieties come from N.C. State University.

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What Grows In Stanly? Groups teach youth about agriculture | Stanly News & Press

What Grows In Stanly? Groups teach youth about agriculture | Stanly News & Press | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it

North Carolina Cooperative Extension presented Agricultural Awareness Days last week at the Stanly County Agri-Civic Center.

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Iredell County Beginner Beekeeping School January 12th and 19th | North Carolina Cooperative Extension

The Iredell County Beekeepers Association and the Cooperative Extension Service will hold a beginner beekeeping school on Saturday, January 12 and Saturday, January 19. Participants will learn everything needed to begin keeping bees, including how to choose the right equipment, keep bees healthy, and harvest honey. Classes will be held at the Iredell County Agricultural Center, 444 Bristol Drive in Statesville. 

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Rising rates for rent-a-bees | Charlotte Observer

Rising rates for rent-a-bees | Charlotte Observer | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it

Pollination is basic science, but the cost of it is getting more complicated. N.C. State study says higher shipping costs and invasive mites boost the tab for crop pollination.

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Research will move North Carolina into agricultural leadership | SFNToday.com

Research is the grease that keeps the agriculture wheels moving, and new technology how North Carolina agriculture is going to get bigger and more profitable, says N.C. Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler.

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N.C. State Fair brings people close to animals -- but not too close

N.C. State Fair brings people close to animals -- but not too close | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it
Concerns about E. coli bacteria have resulted in steps to keep people and food at arm’s length from farm animals.
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How to pick the perfect pumpkin | Jacksonville Daily News

How to pick the perfect pumpkin | Jacksonville Daily News | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it
Whether going to a farm or the bin at a local grocery store, picking out a good pumpkin is the first step toward a great Jack-o’-lantern or pumpkin pie.
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Candidate survey: Agriculture Commissioner | Greensboro News & Record

Walter Smith and Steve Troxler, candidates for state agriculture commissioner, put forth their views on issues facing North Carolina agriculture.

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Clinton-based Prestage Farms donates $10 million to poultry studies at N.C. State University

RALEIGH - A farm business headquartered in Clinton is giving North Carolina State University $10 million for its poultry science program.
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Carrigan Farms to be showcased on public TV | Mooresville Tribune

Carrigan Farms to be showcased on public TV | Mooresville Tribune | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it
Mooresville’s Carrigan Farms is well known in these parts, but this week it will become familiar to people all over the state.
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Year-round weed control may now be cost effective | Southeast Farm Press

One of the warmest winters on record in the Upper Southeast played havoc with virtually every crop grown in the region, and often not in ways clearly visible to growers or understandable to the experts.
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Wheat behind sorghum may cause yield drag | Southeast Farm Press

Grain sorghum acreage is up an estimated five times more than last year in North Carolina and interest in growing the crop in other Southeastern states is increasing.
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One perfect Ashe County Fraser fir is headed to the White House | Winston-Salem Journal

One perfect Ashe County Fraser fir is headed to the White House | Winston-Salem Journal | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it
The team from the White House moved through an Ashe County Christmas tree farm Wednesday morning looking for the perfect tree to grace the Blue Room.
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