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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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Take a trip back in time at Southern Farm Days

This weekend you can journey back in time and learn about farming tools your ancestors used to harvest their crops.
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Feast Down East Conference focuses on small farmers

The 6th annual Feast Down East Conference took place at UNCW today.

Goal of new produce safety rules: prevent illness outbreaks

The Food and Drug Administration has come out with new safety rules for produce, and the goal is to prevent the kind of large-scale outbreaks of foodborne illnesses that occurred over the past decade.

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