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Tufa Pot Workshop

Have you ever seen those cool concrete looking pots made of cement, peat moss and vermiculite? Well, now you can make one for your own…

Thoughts While Shaving

Thinking about the blueberry crop and the farmers who are doing their best to salvage their crop despite below freezing temps. 28 degrees at 6:45…

Thoughts While Shaving

The weather will likely be the big story over the next several hours/days. Today, a slight chance of rain before noon, windy this afternoon with…

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…

Boost the ‘Boro making plans

The Boost the Boro meeting was held this past Tuesday and the members were busy making plans. Don White, chair of the committee, said, “We…

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…

Blueberry Growers of NC host political event

By: Joy Warren Residents across the region gathered Tuesday evening to meet and dine with Republican Senator Brent Jackson. Hosted by the Blueberry Growers of…

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…

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…

USDA Finalizes Procedures for Sorghum Referendum

Agricultural Marketing Service Contact: Sam Jones-Ellard (202) 660-2268 Samuel.jones@ams.usda.gov WASHINGTON, Feb. 19, 2015 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is announcing procedures for the…

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