10th annual Ag Forum will highlight importance
of agriculture-military partnerships
The potential for North Carolina’s two largest industries – agriculture and the military – to work together will be highlighted at the 10th annual Ag Development Forum on Feb. 5 at the State Fairgrounds. The forum will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Holshouser Building.
Several NC crops had record yields in 2014
2014 was a record-setting year for several North Carolina crops, according to the USDA’s annual crop summary.
The statewide average yields for cotton, peanuts and sweet potatoes set new records, while soybean yields tied a record and production of tobacco was the most since 1998. Read More>>
NCDA&CS launches focus on ag pollinators
Habitat loss, disease and environmental changes have contributed to the decline of pollinators, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The best way to reverse this is a multi-step approach to support pollinators through expanding and protecting habitats on the farm and protecting pollinators. Find out more about what the NCDA&CS is doing -- and how farmers and landowners can help. Details>>