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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 …

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How to Become a Beekeeper in North Carolina

Beekeeping is a very enjoyable and rewarding pastime that is relatively inexpensive to get started. …

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How to Sell Pastured Meat Products to Grocery Stores via Direct Store Delivery

This publication guides small- and medium-scale pastured meat producers in North Carolina through the steps …

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Producing and Marketing Strawberries for Direct Market Operations

This booklet provides an overview of production costs and marketing strategies that growers should consider …

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2021 Integrated Orchard Management Guide for Commercial Apples in the Southeast

Orchard management guide for apples, with information on insect, disease, weed, and mammal control, plus …

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Root Inhibitors

This factsheet describes the symptoms of root-inhibiting herbicide injuries.

Herbicide Injury – ACCase Inhibitors

This factsheet describes the symptoms of a lipid biosynthesis (Acetyl CoA carboxylase or ACCase) inhibitor …

Insurance Coverage Options for Fresh Produce Growers

This publication provides information to help produce growers understand the variety of insurance coverage or …

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Prevent Timber Trespass and Theft

Tips for preventing timber trespass and theft are reviewed in this publication. Special documentation of …

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