Agriculture
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NC lawmakers want tobacco program protected
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 11/11/2013 - 1:12pm.

Members of the state's congressional delegation want the federal tobacco program protected from expected budget cuts.

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NC State sells Hofmann Forest near Jacksonville for $150 million
Submitted by Allyson Lorick on Wed, 10/30/2013 - 7:44am.

Trustees of NC State University's Endowment Fund have agreed to sell the 79,000-acre Hofmann Forest near Jacksonville to an Illinois-based agribusiness company for $150 million.

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Hagan talks Farm Bill, White House controversies
Submitted by Kevin Wuzzardo on Thu, 05/23/2013 - 6:30pm.

videoIt's growing season on farms in the Tar Heel State. Meanwhile in Washington questions continue to grow about how the White House has handled several high-profile controversies.

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'Crop Mob' will get dirty in Wilmington
Submitted by Ashley Jacobs on Thu, 01/17/2013 - 7:21am.

video The Cape Fear Crop Mob is dedicated to bringing urban farms to the community and they're getting their hands dirty to make a dream a reality.

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FDA issues sweeping new food safety rules
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 01/04/2013 - 12:10pm.

The Food and Drug Administration is proposing the most sweeping food safety rules in decades, requiring farmers and food companies to be more vigilant in the wake of deadly outbreaks in peanuts, cantaloupe and leafy greens.

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Officials discuss safety at NC State Fair
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 10/11/2012 - 7:48am.

Agriculture and labor officials will talk about safety at the NC State Fair on the day the fair opens in Raleigh. Last year, 25 visitors were sickened by e. coli bacteria.

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National drought a double-edged sword for NC farmers
Submitted by Cliff Pyron on Thu, 07/19/2012 - 4:12pm.

video The drought across much of the country is threatening to drive up the price of a lot of the food we eat. Here in the Cape Fear it's a double-edged sword for corn farmers.Demand is high for their product, but the heat is taking a toll on the crop as well.

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US drought grows to cover widest area since 1956
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 07/16/2012 - 12:00pm.

A new report shows the drought gripping the United States is the widest since 1956.

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Farmers turns back the clock at Southern Farm Days
Submitted by Asha Dave on Mon, 03/12/2012 - 10:09am.

The Cape Fear Farm Heritage Association is all about preserving the past and making history come alive. Saturday and Sunday, you can take a trip back in time at Southern Farm Days.

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