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FDA issues sweeping new food safety rules

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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. Full story...
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Hagan introduces bill to reduce unnecessary regulations on farmers

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Senators Kay Hagan (D-NC) and Mike Crapo (R-ID) introduced legislation yesterday that would eliminate a costly and redundant EPA regulation on pesticides. Full story...
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National drought a double-edged sword for NC farmers

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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. Full story...
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US drought grows to cover widest area since 1956

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A new report shows the drought gripping the United States is the widest since 1956. Full story...
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Sen. Hagan talks farms, Obama and the 4th

About a week after the senate passed the 2012 farm bill in a 64-35 vote, Sen. Kay Hagan (D-NC) stopped by the WWAY studio to explain how the bill will impact North Carolinians. She spoke with "Good Morning Carolina" anchor Ashley Jacobs this morning about that and more.

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Hagan says amendment will help farmers get info they need

US Senator Kay Hagan is back to work in Washington today after passage of her amendment to the Farm Bill yesterday. She spoke to WWAY via satellite. Her "Plain Language" amendment will help farmers get information they need.

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New program helps bring local produce to your table

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video Looking for fresh, locally grown produce, but don't have the time to shop around? We might have a solution for you. The Feast Down East local food buying club recently opened to the public, and it does not just benefit your health. Full story...
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Farmers turns back the clock at Southern Farm Days

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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. Full story...
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Cold weather affects crops

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videoWhat looked to be one of the warmer winters in quite some time took a drastic turn early Sunday morning. As temperatures dipped into the mid-20's the extreme change may have had area farmers in a cold sweat. Full story...
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