Report: N.C. farmers are double-dipping subsidies

RALEIGH — A newly released report from the Environmental Working Group — a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization — found farmers are d...

November 14th, 2017 |  


Spring bulbs should be planted now

Fall is the best time to plant spring-flowering bulbs to create a kaleidoscope of color next spring. Thousands of tulips and daffodils find their way ...

November 4th, 2017 |  


Troxler encourages horse owners to vaccinate against EEE

Troxler encourages horse owners to vaccinate against EEE

RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services recently confirmed the fifth and sixth positive cases of Eastern Equine Encep...

November 1st, 2017 |  


USDA announces enrollment period for Safety Net Coverage

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced that, starting Nov. 1, farmers and ranchers with base acres in the Agricultu...

October 31st, 2017 |  


Heaviest is best as pumpkin sets record at California contest

Heaviest is best as pumpkin sets record at California contest

HALF MOON BAY, Calif. (AP) — The winner of the 44th World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off had the heaviest pumpkin recorded in the history of the...

October 12th, 2017 |  


Bladen third-graders enjoy annual Ag’em Up Days

Bladen third-graders enjoy annual Ag’em Up Days

ELIZABETHTOWN — Ag’em Up Days, a two-day Agricultural Field Day Adventure for Bladen County third-graders, was held on Oct. 4-5 at the Bla...

October 10th, 2017 |  


Don’t guess … soil test

Plants can produce their own food, but require a fertile soil or growth media to supply needed nutrients. Healthy, well-fed plants are better able to ...

October 1st, 2017 |  


Earthworms are at work in your garden

The lowly earthworm is lowly only because of the place where it lives. It serves a high level function as a tiller of the soil. Agriculture in general...

September 17th, 2017 |  


Plants serve many purposes

Plants do a lot for people … they clean the atmosphere, modify the climate, abate noise, inhibit glare, and control erosion, In addition, many a...

September 6th, 2017 |  


The Iowa State Fair is opening. Time to visit the Butter Cow

The Iowa State Fair is opening. Time to visit the Butter Cow

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — More than 1 million people typically visit the Iowa State Fair each year, and sometimes it seems like every one of them ...

August 22nd, 2017 |