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North Carolina farmer says COVID-19 pandemic forced him to dump 17,000 gallons of milk

Farmers in North Carolina are dumping fresh milk they can’t sell during the coronavirus pandemic.

Judge: South Carolina hemp farmer’s crop must be protected

A judge is allowing a South Carolina hemp farmer arrested after authorities said he grew the crop in unregistered fields to harvest some of his crop and put the money in a trust as he awaits trial.

Ag secretary: US farmers will regain markets lost in trade war

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has told nervous Midwestern farmers he's confident that they'll eventually regain the markets they've lost in the Trump administration's trade war with China.

Shutdown delays disaster relief for some North Carolina farmers

The federal government shutdown is delaying disaster relief for some North Carolina farmers.

Ag chief needs entire $250M requested for farmers’ aid

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler says his agency needs the full $250 million he requested for cash payments to farmers with destroyed crops and dead livestock from Hurricane Florence and another storm.
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Seminar to showcase benefits of drone technology for farmers

A new seminar being offered by a community college in Duplin County aims to introduce local farmers to the benefits of drone technology.

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.

Recent rains keeping Pender County farmers out of fields

A Pender County crop expert says the county has received 12 to 15 inches of rain in the last two weeks and now corn farmers are struggling.
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North Carolina farmers battle roadside potato thieves

Farmers in Harnett County have to deal with a lot of things to make sure their crops get to your plates – bugs, birds, weather, but one thing that may be unexpected is “neighbors.”

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