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Rural 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 Hurricane Florence and its effects on NC’s rural communities and agricultural developments.

1- More hurricane recovery funds are on the way, Gov. Cooper told a crowd during a visit to Brunswick County yesterday. He said state and federal money will be needed to continue rebuilding. Wilmington Star-News 

            People emerged Southeast Farm Press 

2- The Philippines and US have announced that they’ve made huge strides in working together toward resolving trade issues and will work together to increase economic ties. Philippine News Agency 

            NPPC lauds trade progress with Philippines Farm Journal’s Pork 

3- The just-concluded State Fair ended with record entries for competitive exhibits, a record amount raised during the Junior Livestock Sale of Champions and enough donations on Hunger Relief Day to put the event’s lifetime total over the 5 million-pound mark. SFN Today 

            Wilson livestock takes top honors at N.C. State Fair Wilson Times 

4- Four North Carolina entities are among the 136 offers USDA has gotten to provide a new home for the agency’s Economic Research Service and National Institute of Food and Agriculture. American Agriculturalist 

5- Both Harris Teeter and Trader Joe’s have recalled varieties of frozen burritos over concerns about listeria or salmonella contamination. WAVY 

6- North Carolina hay producers picked up lots of awards in the Southeastern Hay Contest this year. Morning Ag Clips 

7- You have until Nov. 27 to submit comments on the Food and Drug Administration’s proposal related to the labeling of plant-based products with dairy terms. 

8- Metrolina Greenhouses in Huntersville is seeking permission to rezone land for a huge expansion, an addition of about 1.5 million square feet of greenhouses. GPN 

9- In light of the difficulties posed by Hurricanes Florence and Michael, the deadline to apply for the Executive Farm Management Program has been extended until Nov. 12. NC State Extension 

10- It’s time to start thinking about the 2020 Census, and Gov. Cooper yesterday established the North Carolina Complete Count Commission. NC Governor Roy Cooper  

11- Early bird registration for the Value-Added Dairy Conference & Trade Show, Dec. 10-11 in Asheville, closes Nov. 1. NC State Extension

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