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WASHINGTON  —The U.S. Department of Agriculture is updating the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 for contract producers of eligible livestock and poultry and producers of specialty crops and other sales-based commodities. CFAP 2, which assists producers who faced market disruptions in 2020 due to COVID-19, is part of USDA’s broader Pandemic Assistance for Producers initiative. Additionally, USDA’s Farm Service Agency has set an Oct. 12 deadline for all eligible producers to apply for or modify applications for CFAP 2. 

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WASHINGTON — Livestock and poultry producers who suffered losses during the pandemic due to insufficient access to processing can apply for assistance for those losses and the cost of depopulation and disposal of the animals. The U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Vilsack announced the Pandemic Livestock Indemnity Program in [recorded] remarks at the National Pork Industry Conference in Wisconsin Dells, WI. The announcement is part of USDA’s Pandemic Assistance for Producers initiative. Livestock and poultry producers can apply for assistance through USDA’s Farm Service Agency July 20 through Sept. 17, 2021. 

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RALEIGH, N.C. — The Farm Credit Associations of North Carolina, the leading provider of credit to farmers and rural residents in North Carolina, has made a generous $30,000 gift to North Carolina State University’s Soldier to Agriculture Program.

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Friday, 11 June 2021 12:17

COLUMN: Don't forget our farmers

When God threw Adam and Eve out of the Garden of Eden, He told them they would have to earn a living by the sweat of their brow from then on. Mankind has had to grow or raise its own food ever since.

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Sunday, 23 May 2021 15:16

COLUMN: You never know what you might find

As we walk on the ground, we may never discover what lies beneath our feet. Why, it could be something that has been lost for years or something the Good Lord placed there in the beginning.

Published in Lifestyle
Thursday, 08 April 2021 11:57

2021 N.C. strawberry season underway

RALEIGH — April signals the start of strawberry season in North Carolina, and local growers are optimistic about the 2021 season and anticipate a crop that should last through Memorial Day.

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DERBY — With lows expected to drop below freezing the next two nights, Richmond County’s peach crops could be endangered.

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Monday, 22 March 2021 15:33

N.C. farms open for spring events

RALEIGH — North Carolina farms across the state will have plenty of outdoor experiences and local food options this spring as they open their gates to welcome visitors. Farms are offering small group, reservation only and timed-ticketed events this spring.

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RALEIGH — Spring is in the air and many growers are already in the field preparing for the 2021 growing season. Similarly, gardeners are preparing beds either for planting vegetables or spring or summer landscape plants, which often includes applying lime to lower excessive soil acidity.

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ROCKINGHAM — The U.S. Department of Agriculture is extending the deadline from March 5 to April 9 for agricultural producers to apply for the Quality Loss Adjustment Program because of recent winter storms and some clarifications to program rules. This program assists producers, including those here in North Carolina who suffered crop quality losses due to qualifying 2018 and 2019 natural disasters. 

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