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Perdue Applauds the Carolina Farmer

Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue was in eastern North Carolina on Monday to see firsthand the damage done to agriculture by Hurricane Florence. Afterwards he spoke at a farmer’s luncheon at the Duplin County Airport in Kenansville. Here are some highlights

Peppy Peppers Packing Punches


Spicy foods are rising rapidly in popularity. Gary Crawford has this report on one of the major items that make foods hot and spicy.

Commissioner Weathers Meets with Farmers Impacted by Florence; Takes Aerial Tour of Damage

COLUMBIA, SC – South Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture Hugh Weathers today surveyed crop damage from Tropical Depression Florence during an aerial tour of Chesterfield, Dillon, Florence, Horry, Marlboro and Marion counties.  Joined by Congressman Tom Rice from South Carolina’s 7th congressional district,

Burr, Tillis join President Trump in touring Hurricane Damage

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Wednesday, North Carolina Senators Thom Tillis and Richard Burr, along with Governor Roy Cooper, joined President Trump during his visit to North Carolina to assess the damage caused by Hurricane Florence. “We are now moving towards

EPA Hurricane Florence Update Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Raleigh, N.C. (September 19, 2018) – Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4 Administrator Trey Glenn met with EPA’s state and federal partners in North Carolina to coordinate interagency and intergovernmental response to the ongoing natural disaster caused by

Florence Damage Assessment Underway


Farmers are now counting the cost following Hurricane Florence. North Carolina Farm Bureau President Larry Wooten gives an update.

The Silver Lining of Hurricane Matthew?


Preparations for Hurricane Florence were based on experiences of a tropical system that impacted the Carolinas two years ago. Rod Bain reports.

Soybean Production, Ending Stocks Up


It’s not a huge surprise that soybean production is up in this country, but that has led to a notably high number for ending stocks. Stephanie Ho has more on the story.

NCDA&CS: Remember safety first during storm debris cleanup

RALEIGH – Hurricane Florence has resulted in damaged and downed trees and branches. The N.C. Forest Service is encouraging homeowners and anyone else looking to clean up after a storm to exercise caution and think safety first. Unless a damaged tree

Commissioner Weathers To Survey Crop Damage in the Wake of Tropical Depression Florence

COLUMBIA, SC – South Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture Hugh Weathers on Tuesday, September 18 will join farmers and members of the state’s congressional delegation on a helicopter tour to survey crop damage throughout the state due to Tropical Depression Florence. The