Wednesday, 03 July 2019 13:45

N.C. peach growers pleased with 2019 crop

RALEIGH – After several hit-or-miss years, peach growers across the state are celebrating what is shaping up to be a solid peach growing season.

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RALEIGH — Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler’s annual plea for farmers to prepare for hurricane season is especially poignant this year, in light of Hurricane Florence’s destruction in 2018.

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PEMBROKE —To support local farmers and supply UNC Pembroke students more locally grown produce, RainDai2, a local startup at the Thomas Entrepreneurship Hub, has opened a 2,500 cubic foot walk-in cooler less than a mile from campus.  

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RALEIGH — Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler announced today that the first round of checks from the state’s $240 million Agricultural Disaster Relief Program of 2018 have been sent to farmers.

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RALEIGH — Supporting the agricultural industry, impacting rural communities and stimulating economic development are key objectives for the 2019 N.C. Tobacco Trust Fund Commission grant cycle. Funds will be awarded in the fall of 2019 for selected innovative projects.

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RALEIGH — Farmers with damage and agricultural losses from Hurricane Florence and Tropical Storm Michael may be eligible for disaster assistance from the Hurricane Florence Agricultural Disaster Program of 2018. The $240 million bill, signed (Tuesday) by Gov. Roy Cooper, will provide direct assistance to farmers. The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services will administer the program.  

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RALEIGH — The N.C. Senate on Wednesday unanimously passed legislation continuing the ongoing Hurricane Florence recovery efforts by appropriating almost $300 million more from the Hurricane Florence Disaster Recovery Fund, with much of that money going to help North Carolina farmers. 

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