Monthly Archives: May 2022
Monthly Archives: May 2022

Local NC Farms Offer Great Outdoor Activities and Events

RALEIGH – Residents and visitors looking for farms that offer outdoor experiences and local food will have plenty of options as many farms across the state offer special summer events for guests.             Visitors will find festivals, pick-your-own berries and flowers, …

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Cape Fear Farm Credit Announces 2022 Scholarship Winners

Cape Fear Farm Credit recently announced their 2022 scholarship winners. This year, Cape Fear Farm Credit distributed over $22,000 in local scholarships to deserving students to a variety of scholarship opportunities including a local high school scholarship awarded to high …

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New Beef Co-op Aims to Expand Processing, Create SC Beef Product

A group of South Carolina cattle farmers has formed a cooperative association with the goals of increasing beef processing capacity in South Carolina and jointly creating a South Carolina-branded beef product. The SC Beef Marketing Cooperative was formed with the …

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Commentary: More Mass Killings: What is the Answer?

Dr. Glenn Mollette Do parents in America want to spend every school day hoping and praying their children will not be heinously murdered? Do children want to spend their days constantly looking up to see who might be entering their …

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No Short Term Relief in Sight for Low Supply/High Price Wheat Situation

When will we see a turnaround in the current global low supply and high price wheat situation? Gary Crawford has more in this report.

NC Commissioner Troxler: Pandemic a Temporary Setback to $100 Billion Ag Milestone

Latest economic impact numbers from agriculture point to continued strength in the state as agriculture and agribusiness account for one-sixth of the state’s income and employment. Numbers also provide insight into the effects of the pandemic as totals fail to …

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SC Commissioner Weathers: Summer Agritourism

With the school year ending soon, there’s no better time to talk about agritourism with South Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture Hugh Weathers. Agritourism is a booming industry in South Carolina. Definition: agriculture-based activities that bring people to farms, ranches or …

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Diversifying Your Crops Has Advantages

In a modern age designed for specialized category agriculture the concept of running a mixed farming operation is often viewed as being out of date. The idea of rotating annual field crops alongside multi-year forage crops, while also managing a …

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Tips for Recognizing and Treating Heat Stress and Heat Stroke

Even though the calendar still reads May, a lot of places–especially the Carolinas–feel like it’s mid-summer.  Jessica Stroope, Physical Activity Specialist at the LSU AgCenter, tells Dr. Craig Gautreaux that can cause problems, especially for farmers.

Watch for True Armyworm in Corn and Wheat

The true armyworm is a pest of corn and wheat that farmers need to be watching for right now. The true armyworm is a pest that rides the winds from the south. The moths lay their eggs in dense grassy …

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