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Effects of Florence and Michael on NC's Rural Communities and Agricultural Interests

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ROCKINGHAM - As part of the ongoing mission of the Richmond Observer to provide expansive coverage of current events, we offer the following links to allow ease of access to news garnering attention across the state and/or nation.  These particular links relate to items of interest in conjunction with the recent effects of Hurricane Florence and Hurricane Michael on NC’s rural communities and agricultural developments.


1- Today is National Farmer’s Day, and this year it seems especially important to let farmers know how much we admire them, we support them, we respect them and we appreciate their hard work, day in and day out, to provide food, fiber and fuel. Dairy Herd 

National Farmer Day 2018: “Why Farmers Care” Feed the Dialogue NC 

            What to do when you see #ThankAFarmer on National Farmer’s Day? AgDaily 

            #NationalFarmersDay LandOLakes 

2- As of this morning, power was still out for almost half a million Duke Energy customers, 61 school districts either closed or delayed opening and trees were down following Tropical Storm Michael. WRAL 

            Cotton crop could be biggest victim of Hurricane Michael SFN Today 

            Michael adds insult to injury to for Florence-hit North Carolina Wall Street Journal 

            Michael takes heavy toll in Georgia The Packer 

3- The N.C. State Fair is opening to perfect fall weather today, a day later than planned due to Michael. Livestock show-ers, food vendors and ride operators were all eager to open this morning. Raleigh News & Observer 

            NC State Fair opens after 1-day delay due to Tropical Storm Michael CBS 17 

4- The state announced more details about its notice yesterday that it will offer for the fifth time the program to purchase permanent conservation easements on swine operations within the 100-year flood plain. NCDA & CS 

5- America needs to hear from rural residents, and American Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall is encouraging people to get out there to #Vote4Ag this November. American Farm Bureau 

            Voting after Florence NC State Board of Elections 

6- North Carolina Sweet Potato Commission director Kelly Powell-McIver has been appointed to USDA’s Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee. Southeast AgNet 

7- The U.S. and Canada are now talking about the next steps toward approving the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement. SFN Today 

8- A new digital platform can help connect farmers to needed workers. Brownfield 

9- Bayer AG is talking about selling off its animal health division, as it continues to analyze its portfolio since buying Monsanto. Southeast Farm Press

10- This week’s NC Farm Bureau Report covers hurricanes and recovery funding requests, the swine farm floodplain buyout program restarting, a generous gift from Bayer Crop Science and more. NCFB-YouTube 

11- The Food and Farm Facts Junior Edition is now available! American Farm Bureau

Editor's note:  It is the policy of the Richmond Observer to print news release material in its original format, as it was received, with minimal, if any, editorial adjustments. 

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