North Carolina is drought-free for the first time in nearly six months, but forecasters warn dry conditions could resume in eastern North Carolina.
North Carolina was recently ranked as having the seventh-worst feral swine problem in the country, but state officials say there is no solid estimate of how many of the intelligent, free-roaming, disease-carrying hogs are here.
Sunflowers are in full bloom at the Trask Family Farms Sunflower Maze at 3650 Blue Clay Road in Castle Hayne. Tickets are required to walk the 9-acre maze. Photo: Mark Courtney
North Carolina has the largest state beekeeping association in the country, but its number of large-scale commercial beekeeping operations lags far behind other states.
FarmsSHARE, a statewide food assistance program that was meant to be temporary during the pandemic, has grown into a network that continues to feed those in need and supports small farms.
The 227-196 vote included all seven North Carolina House Republicans and 1st District Democratic Rep. Don Davis in favor of the veto override.
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.
“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.
Climate change mitigation through soil health will be one of the topics addressed during the Soil Health Institute’s seventh annual meeting in August.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
After a challenging year, soybean farmers in northeastern North Carolina, where soybeans have long been an important crop, recently gathered for an annual celebration.