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Thursday, 09 January 2020 16:17

Grants available for agricultural projects

RALEIGH — Supporting the agricultural industry, impacting rural communities and stimulating economic development are key objectives for the 2020 NC Tobacco Trust Fund Commission grant cycle. Funds will be awarded in the fall of 2020 for selected innovative projects.

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RALEIGH — Harvest of crops across North Carolina has been ongoing for months and weather has generally been favorable for growers, unlike the wet months of the fall of 2018 after Hurricane Florence. The soil lab has already analyzed over 123,000 samples this fiscal year and many more samples will soon be coming over the next few months.

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ROCKINGHAM — For four generations, the Lambeth family has been agriculturally active in the Derby community in northeastern Richmond County.

From peaches to pine needles, tobacco to chickens, the farm has stayed productive over the years.

The Lambeths’ Triple L Farms was named the county’s Farm of the Year during Monday’s annual Farmer’s Luncheon at the Cooperative Extension office, part of the Farm-City Week celebration.

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RALEIGH — North Carolina hemp farmers are bracing for an onslaught of federal regulation.

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MOUNT OLIVE — The University of Mount Olive Lois G. Britt Agribusiness Center has received $277,000 in funding from the North Carolina Tobacco Trust Fund Commission. The money will be used to fund year three of a cost share granting program called AgPrime.  

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RALEIGH — The N.C. Tobacco Trust Fund Commission awarded more than $3.4 million through 22 grants fo agricultural and economic initiatives across the state. The grants place a high priority on projects that address ways to train people for new careers, stimulate the agricultural economy and help farmers with innovative ideas.

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RALEIGH — North Carolina’s farm bill has passed the House, but it now may be frozen in the Senate. 

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RALEIGH — In the midst of a whirlwind trade war, U.S. and Chinese officials are talking once again. But that doesn’t mean the Trump administration is closer to striking a deal to immediately help North Carolina’s struggling farmers, experts say, and a new poll shows rural support for Trump is slipping.

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RALEIGH — Workers meander through green rows of plants, glancing sideways as they go and dipping their brimmed caps against the setting sun. A white Chevy pickup stops at the top of the slope, and farmer Shane Whitaker jumps out and walks among the crops.

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RALEIGH — Some lawmakers want to bring back the state’s Milk Commission to protect local dairy farmers, but critics of the measure contend it will only lead to higher milk prices.

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