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N.C. cotton growers to vote on assessment April 1

RALEIGH – North Carolina cotton growers will vote April 1 on whether to continue a checkoff program that supports their industry. The referendum would reauthorize…

NC pecan growers to meet in Greenville March 5

RALEIGH – The N.C. Pecan Growers Association will hold its annual conference March 5 at the Pitt County Cooperative Extension office in Greenville. The event…

NCDA&CS offers hotline for farmers impacted by storm

RALEIGH – Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler announced that the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services will activate its toll-free weather emergency hotline Friday to…

Farm Bureau offering scholarships

An integral part of fulfilling Farm Bureau’s mission is to make leadership development available to our members. Education is an important component of  leadership. Providing…

NC Pesticide Board announces case settlements

The N.C. Pesticide Board recently approved the following settlement agreements for individuals in Ashe, Bladen, Catawba, Columbus, Granville, Hoke, Lenoir, Lincoln, Robeson, Sampson and Wilson…

Agriculture and Forest Landowners meeting

There will be an Agriculture and Forest Landowners meeting on Wednesday, January 27, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at the Powell Melvin Agricultural Service…

Troxler releases ban on poultry shows and sales

RALEIGH – Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler announced today that the suspension of live poultry shows and sales has been lifted, a week earlier than when…

Bladen County Farm Bureau earns recognition

The Annual Meeting of the North Carolina Farm Bureau Federation was held December 6-8 at the Sheraton Four Seasons and Joseph S. Koury Convention Center…

Tips for caring for fresh cut Christmas trees

  The N.C. Forest Service is encouraging people to exercise caution this holiday season when caring for you Christmas trees. “Real Christmas trees offer a…

USDA Names Minority Farmers Advisory Committee

WASHINGTON, November 6, 2015 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has appointed members of the USDA Minority Farmers Advisory Committee (MFAC). The committee provides farmer, rancher,…

Ag’em Up Days

Ag’em Up Days, a two day Agricultural Field Day Adventure for Bladen County 3rd graders, was held on October 7th and 8th, 2015 at the…

ANNOUNCEMENT!! COUNTY TOBACCO RESEARCH REFERENDUM

The Bladen County Tobacco Research Referendum will be held on Thursday, November 19, 2015. Sandra Cain, Bladen County Cooperative Extension Director and County Referendum Chairman…

4-H’ers participated in State 4-H Congress

Bladen County 4-H’ers took part in the 2015 North Carolina 4-H Congress, held in July 18-21. The event attracted 518 youth and their adult leaders…

Harvest time for corn

By: Charlotte Smith We saw some Bladen County Farmers hard at work this week harvesting their corn. We wondered how the season was this year…

Farmers to Receive Documentation of USDA Services

(Raleigh, NC), July 2, 2015 — U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director Etheridge reminds agricultural producers that FSA provides…

N.C. blueberry crop looks to be record

Dry weather helping yields RALEIGH – Blueberry growers across North Carolina are expecting a record crop as they start harvesting for the season, thanks to…

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