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USDA Direct Payments to Producers

USDA Announces Details of Direct Assistance to Farmers through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program>> WASHINGTON, D.C., May 19, 2020 – …

Save Small Business Fund Initiative

Greater Franklin County Chamber of Commerce COVID–19 Update April 17, 2020 – Save Small Business Fund An Initiative of the U.S. Chamber …

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Commercial Horticulture News - April 2020

COVID-19 Distribution Disruptions The North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is aware that farmers have seen disruptions in …

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Introduction to Microgreens Operations

Microgreens Video by William Landis, Extension Agent, Agriculture – Small Farms and featuring Nicolas Cogliati, of Dean’s Greens. The video is …

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Spring Gardening to Market Opening

BY: Pat Walker, Franklin County Farmers Market Manager Flipping the calendar over from February to March and springing the clocks …

Recent Publications related to Agriculture & Food

Conserving Working Lands: A Land Legacy Workbook with Tools and Resources to Guide Your Conservation Planning Journey

Your land is valuable to you and your family. Protection and successful transition begins with …

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Soil Sampling for Precision Farming Systems

This factsheet for farmers describes concepts, terminology, and guidelines concerning precision soil sampling. Proper testing …

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Pierce’s Disease Vectors in North Carolina Grapes

This factsheet offers information on Pierce's Disease, a bacterial disease of grapes in North Carolina.

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Starter Phosphorus Fertilizer and Additives in North Carolina Soils: Use, Placement, and Plant Response

Phosphorus (P) is the second most important nutrient in crop production but is often found …

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Conducting a Bioassay For Herbicide Residues

General guidelines on how to conduct a bioassay for herbicide residues in soil.

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Spider Mites in North Carolina Grapes

Two-spotted spider mites are a common pest of North Carolina grapes. This factsheet discusses the …

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Collard Greens

This series of publications provides information about how to grow, harvest, and prepare a variety …

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Kale

This series of publications provides information about how to grow, harvest, and prepare a variety …

3 weeks agoGrow It, Eat It