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NCDA&CS News - Hurricane Recovery County Expansion

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE THURSDAY, NOV. 29, 2018 CONTACT: Andrea Ashby, director NCDA&CS Public Affairs 919-707-3004 Additional counties may be eligible for agricultural disaster assistance Farmers …

Market Facilitation Program

Are you a farmer or rancher whose commodities have been directly impacted by unjustified foreign retaliatory tariffs, resulting in …

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2018 Beef Marketing Seminar

Area cattle producers are invited to participate in a Beef Cattle Marketing Seminar on Tuesday, December 18, 2018, in …

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Pumpkins & the Jack-O’-Lantern

I stumbled upon a rather humorous and anonymous quote recently that states, “It’s time for Fall in the South: …

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How Extension Works

N.C. Cooperative Extension helps create prosperity for NC through programs and partnerships focused on agriculture and food, health and …

Med Instead of Meds

Med Instead of Meds – Mediterranean Way of Eating A few weeks ago, the first Med Instead of Meds 6-week …

Selling Fun on the Farm

Farming can be challenging. The labor involved in an agricultural enterprise is a big part of that, but even …

Recent Publications related to Agriculture & Food

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Growing Pears in North Carolina

This publication covers various aspects of growing pears in North Carolina, including soil, varieties, disease …

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Figure 1. General relationship between soil pH and acidity.

Soil Acidity and Liming: Basic Information for Farmers and Gardeners

An introduction to soil acidity and liming for farmers and gardeners to increase crop income …

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2019 Peanut Information

This guide for growers, updated annually, provides information on production and pest management practices applicable …

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Figure 1. Soybean growth in a salt water-impacted field in Hyde

Effects of Wind-Induced Sodium Salts on Soils in Coastal Agricultural Fields

This publication provides information on the impacts wind-driven events have on the soil fertility. Salt …

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Organic Peanut Production

This publication, chapter 12 of the 2019 Peanut Information handbook, discusses organic production of peanuts …

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Risk of Pests in Peanut, Integrated Pest Management, and Pesticide Stewardship

This publication, chapter 11 of the 2019 Peanut Information handbook, describes integrated pest management and …

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Extension Personnel Working with Peanuts

This publication, part of the 2019 Peanut Information handbook, provides information on North Carolina extension …

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Peanut Growth and Development and Peanut Industry Terminology

This publication, chapter 10 of the 2019 Peanut Information handbook, offers information on peanut growth …

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