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N.C. State Fair Announces 2022 Farm Families of the Day

RALEIGH – The N.C. State Fair is honoring farm families again this year through the Farm Family of the Day program. The program, sponsored by Tractor Supply Company, saw great success last year. “At Tractor Supply, we know how challenging running a family farm …

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Alfalfa Rotation Could Help Corn Growers

Alfalfa can help corn growers, according to Randy Welch of Winfield United. Corn-on-corn planting practices deplete nitrogen, but considering alfalfa, especially in dairy country, can help. “The value of that alfalfa is huge and it produces probably somewhere between 120 …

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Off-farm Income: Working to Fix the Farm Income Imbalance

A recent CoBank report completed by the University of Missouri shows 82 percent of farm household income now comes from off-farm sources. Most farmers cited reliable income as the top reason for off-farm employment, as one-half of farm households have …

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Grassroots Leadership Drives Dairy Industry Forward

Leadership at all levels of the agriculture industry is essential to building a positive future for the next generation. Like other membership organizations, Holstein Association USA depends on support from dairy producers who serve on its board of directors and …

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Giving Your Houseplants Some Special Fall Care

This time of year our houseplants need a little extra care. Gary Crawford has more.

NCDA&CS Offers Organic Certification Cost-Share Assistance

RALEIGH – Organic growers in North Carolina can apply for partial reimbursement of the cost of becoming certified or for recertification through a program offered by the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Growers who are certified or recertified …

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Get Ready for Autumn at the Midlands Fall Plant and Flower Festival

WEST COLUMBIA – Mark your calendars for the 2022 Fall Plant and Flower Festival at the South Carolina State Farmers Market, set for Oct. 7-9. Visitors can shop for fall plants and flowers; pumpkins, gourds and other home, yard, and garden …

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“Two Buck Chuck” Winemaker Franzia Dies

Fred Franzia has died. If the name doesn’t ring a bell, then his most famous creation, Two Buck Chuck, probably does. Franzia was a entrepreneurial visionary and maverick, and the CEO and co-founder of Bronco Winery, one of the largest …

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Pilot Projects Promoting Climate Smart Commodity Production

The first round of funding for USDA Partnerships for Climate Smart Commodities pilot projects was recently announced, providing ground level examples of how such opportunities could utilize and quantify climate smart ag practices, value-add commodities, and develop new markets. Rod …

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Unique Situation Developing for U.S. and World Rice Markets

It’s shaping up to be an unusual marketing year for rice. Gary Crawford has this report.