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Farmer hopes for luckier 2019 after soggy 2018 cuts collard green crop

If you're looking to ring in the new year in the traditional southern fashion - with collard greens and black-eyed peas - you might have some difficulty.

Congress approves $400 billion for farmers, forests, poor

After months of debate and negotiation, Congress voted final approval Wednesday to a massive farm bill that will provide more than $400 billion for agriculture subsidies, conservation programs and food aid.
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$240 million agriculture disaster assistance available to farmers

Farmers with damage and agricultural losses from Hurricane Florence and Tropical Storm Michael may be eligible for disaster assistance.
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Cooper unveils $1.5B Florence aid package, seeks $750M now

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper asked state legislators Wednesday for $750 million toward a proposed long-term $1.5 billion Hurricane Florence recovery effort, with an early focus on housing, farms, business and schools.

Ag Chief Steve Troxler makes $300M-plus request on Florence aid

North Carolina's agriculture agency is asking for more than $300 million from the state for the cleanup and recovery from Hurricane Florence, most of which would go as direct payments to farmers who lost crops and livestock.

State: Total agricultural losses estimated at more than $1.1 billion

Initial estimates for crop damage and livestock losses to North Carolina’s agriculture industry are expected to be more than $1.1 billion, based on assessments following Hurricane Florence.
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Cooper declares State of Emergency to help farmers ahead of Florence

North Carolina's governor has declared a state of emergency as Tropical Storm Florence approaches the U.S. East Coast.
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Big patch of plants that cause 3rd-degree burns found in NC neighborhood

North Carolina Agriculture Agent Chad Taylor has seen several patches of the toxic Giant Hogweed in recent weeks, but nothing like the one found in Blowing Rock on Thursday.

NC blueberry crop suffering due to adverse weather conditions

Blueberry farmers in our area are suffering this year thanks, unfortunately, to prolonged freezing this winter and heavy rains this spring.

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