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Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler and a key legislator say proposed rules for hemp production will help position North Carolina farmers to compete and thrive in the emerging industry.
Federal authorities say 1 million pounds of pork products allegedly smuggled from China have been seized at a New Jersey port.
Farmers in North Carolina are worried about the current spell of warm and wet weather and an impending return to winter-like temperatures next week.
The winter is usually a slow time for most farmers, but one Burgaw farmer said this past winter was especially hard.
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.
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.
Farmers with damage and agricultural losses from Hurricane Florence and Tropical Storm Michael may be eligible for disaster assistance.
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.
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.