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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STATESVILLE — Carolina Farm Credit will be continuing to accept grant applications for the Corporate Mission Fund program through July 31, 2019. This year marks the fifth year that grants will be awarded from the earnings of the fund.

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RALEIGH — Andrew Ross, a Marine Corps veteran who served in Afghanistan, in January was working private security for a cross-country delivery of hemp. Ross’s task was simple: Guard a truckload of state-approved industrial hemp, grown in Kentucky, and bound for Colorado.

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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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Wednesday, 06 September 2017 23:17

Agriculture Cost Share Funding Now Available

ROCKINGHAM -- The Richmond Soil and Water Conservation office has announced that local farmers and agricultural landowners can now receive agriculture cost share funding.

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