Submit soil samples by Nov. 30
to avoid peak-season fees
With harvest nearing completion, growers and some home gardeners are likely beginning to think about taking soil samples to prepare for the next growing season. The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services reminds growers that samples submitted by Nov. 30 will be processed for free. Processing for those arriving between Dec. 1 and March 31, 2016, will cost $4 per sample. Read More>>
Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund accepting applications
County governments, nonprofit groups and universities pursuing farmland preservation or agricultural enterprise projects may apply for funding assistance from the N.C. Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund. Application deadline is Dec. 18.
This year’s request for proposals includes statewide general appropriations of $1.6 million for traditional farm preservation projects and an additional $1 million to protect military base and training buffers. Details>>