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 — 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 — North Carolina lawmakers want farmers to grow more hemp.

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RALEIGH — This year, farmers can add CropCheck, a pilot program offered by Field Watch, that allows growers to map small grain/commodity crops by herbicide-resident traits. Crops include cotton, corn and soybeans.

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