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Will a late start to the season impact local corn crop?

Warm afternoons and mild nights plus sunny skies this week shouldn't provide farmers with any more delays to the planting season.

Potential tobacco tariffs terrify North Carolina farmers

Talk of tobacco tariffs are terrifying to farmers, especially exporters from North Carolina.

Hemp stakeholders react to top Senator’s potential legalization bill

The Hemp Farming Act of 2018 is expected to hit the U.S. Senate floor next week.

Seven farmers selected in Pee Dee, Grand Strand to grow hemp

The South Carolina Department of Agriculture has selected seven of 20 farmers in our area to participate in the 2018 SC Industrial Hemp Pilot Program.

Farmers can now apply for Hemp Research Pilot Program

Applications are now being accepted for a pilot program to grow industrial hemp for research in North Carolina.

EPA sends ‘letter of concern’ to NC regulators over hog farms

The 25-page letter to the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality says it has not done enough to reduce stench, flies and other problems.

NC court OKs big fight: 800K tobacco growers, $340M, 1 case

North Carolina's Supreme Court is setting up a whopper of a lawsuit to settle claims by 800,000 past and present tobacco farmers in five Southeastern states for a piece of $340 million.

NC opens hotline to help farmers after Matthew, flooding

The NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has activated its toll-free hotline to help farmers affected by Hurricane Matthew connect with resources that can assist with recovery.

What extreme heat means for crops, livestock

There's no question it's been hot here lately, but what does that heat mean for the local farms that bring food to your table?

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