Displaying items by tag: farming

SMITHFIELD, Va. — Smithfield Foods, Inc. announced today it has partnered with Granular, a leading farm management software platform, to help growers in its grain supply chain boost farm sustainability and efficiency while improving crop yields. The offer will be available to grain farmers in North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina and Virginia who sell their grain to Smithfield.

Published in Local News

STATESVILLE — Carolina Farm Credit is now accepting applications for the 12th year of the Ag Biz Planner program and the 5th year of the Ag Biz Basics program.

Published in Local News

WASHINGTON —  Agricultural producers who have not yet enrolled in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) or Price Loss Coverage programs for 2020 must do so by June 30. Although program elections for the 2020 crop year remain the same as elections made for 2019, all producers need to contact their local USDA Farm Service Agency office to sign a 2020 enrollment contract. 

Published in Local News

ROCKINGHAM — The month-long filing period for the Richmond County Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors opens next week.

Published in Local News

RALEIGH — Buying meat, in our recent and collective memories, hasn’t been a problem.

Whether from a big, chain grocery store, a farmers market, or boutique butcher shop, if customers wanted a certain cut of meat, or a certain protein, they found it. Usually with little effort, if any at all.

Published in Local News

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

Published in Local News

ELLERBE — One business in Richmond County has been serving the regional farming community for 100 years.

Published in Local News

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.  

Published in Local News

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.

Published in Local News

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.

Published in Local News
Page 1 of 2