NC Board of Agriculture to Meet on Aug. 23

August 15, 2017

By Tina Hlabse, NCDA&CS The North Carolina Board of Agriculture will hold its quarterly meeting Wednesday, August 23, 2017, at 2pm in the Martin Building at the NC State Fairgrounds, 1025 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh […]




NC Sees First 2017 Eastern Equine Encephalomyelitis Case

August 6, 2017

State Vet Encourages Equine Owners to Vaccinate Animals By Dr. Mike Neault, NCDA&CS Veterinary Division A 16-year-old paint horse in Cabarrus County, North Carolina has died after contracting Eastern Equine Encephalomyelitis (EEE). EEE is a mosquito-borne […]




First NC Hemp Product Now Processing in Spring Hope NC Facility

August 3, 2017

On August 2, 2017, Hemp, Inc. announced that after 3-1/2 years, millions of dollars spent on purchasing, disassembling, transporting, reassembling, rebuilding, refurbishing, beta testing and debugging, the largest multipurpose industrial hemp processing facility in the […]




NC Industrial Hemp Commission to Meet July 28

July 26, 2017

The North Carolina Industrial Hemp Commission will hold a public meeting to review and approve applications for the research pilot program and to begin making permanent rules. The meeting is Friday, July 28, 2017, starting at […]




Hemp History Week Launches Nationwide June 5-11, 2017

June 5, 2017

Advocates Promote Sustainability Benefits of Organic Hemp, Innovative Hemp Technologies and the Need to Lift Federal Prohibition on Hemp Farming By Lauren Stansbury (votehemp.com) and Tom Moylan (wearemovementmedia.com) The Hemp Industries Association (HIA) and Vote Hemp launched the 8th […]




“Homeplace Under Fire” Showcases Farm Advocates

May 19, 2017

By Kay Whatley, Editor Driving to the Bryan Center at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, yesterday for the film screening of Homeplace Under Fire, I passed farms along the way. An “Eggs for Sale” sign caught my eye, […]




NC Farmers Should Prepare for Hurricane Season

May 17, 2017

By Brian Long, NCDA&CS Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler’s annual plea for farmers to prepare for hurricane season is especially poignant this year, considering many are still recovering from Hurricane Matthew. “Hurricane Matthew is a painfully […]




Donkey Management is Not the Same

March 27, 2017

By Donna Campbell Smith On the way to lunch with a friend, I passed four pastures with a donkey. Two were with horses, one with goats and one with cattle. More and more folks are […]




NC Agritourism Farms Offer Various Activities for Spring

March 21, 2017

Activities Planned at Farms in Alamance, Beaufort, Buncombe, Chatham, Cleveland, Columbus, Johnston, Lincoln, Orange, Person, Polk, Randolph, Sampson, Stokes, Union, and Wilkes counties By Annie Baggett, NCDA&CS From Easter egg hunts and Mother’s Day events to […]




35 North Carolina Farms on the Piedmont Farm Tour

March 19, 2017

Connect with the Source of Your Food on the 22nd Annual Piedmont Farm Tour By Leah Joyner, carolinafarmstewards.org The Carolina Farm Stewardship Association (CFSA) and Weaver Street Market are opening the barn doors on 35 sustainable […]




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