The 227-196 vote included all seven North Carolina House Republicans and 1st District Democratic Rep. Don Davis in favor of the veto override.
Groups challenge NC’s biogas general permit for hog farms
The Environmental Justice Community Action Network contend the Department of Environmental Quality’s biogas general permit for large-scale hog farms put communities at risk.
Book explores complexity of eating ‘local’ in North Carolina
“I want people to understand their power as eaters in the state of North Carolina, as people who buy and consume foods and impact the health of their community,” says author Marcie Cohen Ferris.
Institute’s meeting to focus on soil vitality, productivity
Climate change mitigation through soil health will be one of the topics addressed during the Soil Health Institute’s seventh annual meeting in August.
EPA to probe alleged discrimination in hog farm permitting
The Environmental Protection Agency says it will investigate the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality over alleged harm to minorities from hog farm operations following a civil rights complaint.
Climate solutions may rely on farms, but technology lags
Farmers know the climate is changing but it could take years before research can confirm the effectiveness of agricultural efforts to conserve nitrogen and sequester carbon.
Agriculture and a warming planet: complex dynamics
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report on climate change and land released in 2019 reveals dynamics between land, plants and water in a rapidly warming planet.
Climate in peril: A coastal NC farmer’s perspective
More frequent storms with record amounts of rainfall have pummeled farms in the region and rising saltwater has reached low-lying fields, but while some still question the science, farmers are working to adapt.
Webinar on clean water rule’s effect on agriculture set
A virtual meeting is set for 10:30 a.m. Tuesday to review the effects of former, current and proposed changes to the regulatory definition of Waters of the United States and explore what the changes will mean for farmers and their property.
Northeastern NC Farmers Celebrate Soybean
After a challenging year, soybean farmers in northeastern North Carolina, where soybeans have long been an important crop, recently gathered for an annual celebration.