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Carolina Botanicals, a company formed to process industrial hemp, will create 30 jobs as it establishes operations in Columbus County, Commerce Secretary Anthony M. Copeland announced in a news release.
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.
USDA reminds communities, farmers and ranchers, families and small businesses in the path of Hurricane Dorian that USDA has programs that provide assistance in the wake of disasters.
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.
Consistent days of high heat and no rain has critically impacted corn crops across our region.
The 2018 Farm Bill, passed in December, removed hemp from the list of controlled substances. Since then, hundreds of North Carolina farmers are looking into growing the plant.
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.
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.