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Agriculture

Venus flytrap poaching now a felony

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videoStealing a rare carnivorous plant native to our area is now a more serious crime. Full story...
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Virus hits piglets hard on North Carolina farms

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Commercial hogs farms in North Carolina are being hit hard by a virus that kills most of the piglets it infects. Full story...
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Feast Down East promotes food economy

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videoIt was a delicious day at UNCW for the 4th Annual Feast Down East Regional Conference. The conference focuses on getting local goods from farm to table. Full story...
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President ready to sign long-awaited Farm Bill

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videoAfter two years of bickering, our leaders on Capitol Hill have worked out a deal that could affect you the next time you go to the grocery store. Full story...
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Final tobacco quota payment will not be reduced

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It appears former or current US tobacco growers will get their full, final annual payment from the quota buyout approved by Congress almost a decade ago. Full story...
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Ex-Rep. Etheridge to lead NC federal farm office

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Former congressman and state schools superintendent Bob Etheridge is the new executive director of the North Carolina office of the federal agency that oversees some agricultural programs and keeps farmers abreast of other initiatives. Full story...
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NC officials say 2013 Christmas tree crop top-rate

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Some Christmas tree growers have already opened for business in North Carolina, and agriculture officials say consumers will be picking from one of the best crops in recent years. Full story...
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NC lawmakers want tobacco program protected

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Members of the state's congressional delegation want the federal tobacco program protected from expected budget cuts. Full story...
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NC State sells Hofmann Forest near Jacksonville for $150 million

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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. Full story...
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