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NC warns residents to not plant unsolicited foreign seed sent to them

North Carolina residents who have received seed shipments that they did not order from China or other foreign sources are advised not to plant these seeds.

Pick-your-own NC farm closes after positive COVID-19 tests

A pick-your-own strawberry farm in North Carolina has temporarily closed after laboratory tests confirmed eight workers tested positive for coronavirus.

NC strawberry growers adapt operations to COVID-19 restrictions

North Carolina’s strawberry season kicked off around the same time the first case of COVID-19 was diagnosed in the state.

As hemp industry grows – advocates call for uniform regulation

In North Carolina, the Department of Agriculture sees hemp as the next big cash crop.
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China waiving tariff hikes on US soybeans, pork

China is waiving punitive tariffs on U.S. soybeans and pork while the two sides negotiate a trade deal, the Ministry of Finance said Friday.

‘Flash drought’ brings dust and dread to southern farmers

Across a vast expanse of the South stretching from Texas to Maryland, there are growing concerns for the cattle, cotton and corn amid a worsening drought fueled by this summer's record high temperatures.
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Late season heat limits some farmers from planting new crops

Intense late season heat has had its toll on people, but has it been just as rough on crops?

Drought and hot temperatures damaging NC’s apple harvest

Above average heat and below average rainfall is taking a toll on North Carolina's apple harvest.

NC christmas tree growers are dealing with a lack of rain

Agricultural experts said the recent dry weather could impact Christmas tree farms in North Carolina, the number two state in the country for harvesting Christmas trees.

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