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Final tobacco quota payment will not be reduced

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.

Ex-Rep. Etheridge to lead NC federal farm office

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.

NC officials say 2013 Christmas tree crop top-rate

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.

NC lawmakers want tobacco program protected

Members of the state's congressional delegation want the federal tobacco program protected from expected budget cuts.

NC State sells Hofmann Forest near Jacksonville for $150 million

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.

Hagan talks Farm Bill, White House controversies

videoIt's growing season on farms in the Tar Heel State. Meanwhile in Washington questions continue to grow about how the White House has handled several high-profile controversies.

‘Crop Mob’ will get dirty in Wilmington

video The Cape Fear Crop Mob is dedicated to bringing urban farms to the community and they're getting their hands dirty to make a dream a reality.

FDA issues sweeping new food safety rules

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.

Officials discuss safety at NC State Fair

Agriculture and labor officials will talk about safety at the NC State Fair on the day the fair opens in Raleigh. Last year, 25 visitors were sickened by e. coli bacteria.

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New Hanover soccer completes season sweep of Hoggard

The Wildcats won 2-0 at Scott Braswell Stadium Wednesday. 

CFCC students bring to life ‘Our Place,’ an on-campus student run dining room

Cape Fear Community College offers more than 160 programs of study and some overlap, allowing students to work with their peers in hands-on work environments. 

WPD: 17-year-old injured in shooting

Wilmington Police are investigating a shooting.

Children and the COVID-19 vaccine: parents on vaccines for kids ages 5 to 11

When it comes to vaccines for children, Pfizer is one step down, with several more to go.