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Farmer says this year’s White House Christmas tree was almost abandoned

The farmer who raised the Christmas tree destined for the White House this year says the Fraser fir "got the last laugh" after he "basically abandoned it."
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Cooper unveils $1.5B Florence aid package, seeks $750M now

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper asked state legislators Wednesday for $750 million toward a proposed long-term $1.5 billion Hurricane Florence recovery effort, with an early focus on housing, farms, business and schools.

State: Total agricultural losses estimated at more than $1.1 billion

Initial estimates for crop damage and livestock losses to North Carolina’s agriculture industry are expected to be more than $1.1 billion, based on assessments following Hurricane Florence.

NC farmers evaluating massive crop losses after Florence; tobacco hit especially hard

As North Carolina's farmers evaluate their crop losses after Hurricane Florence, it looks like damage to tobacco fields and barns could be the most costly.
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Closed ports, lost power: How storm could hurt area economy

Ports are closing. Farmers are moving hogs to high ground. Dealers are moving cars into service bays for refuge. And up to 3 million energy customers in North and South Carolina could lose power for weeks.

Hotline activated to help farmers impacted by Hurricane Florence

The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has activated its hotline to connect farmers with resources that can assist with agricultural emergencies.
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Cooper declares State of Emergency to help farmers ahead of Florence

North Carolina's governor has declared a state of emergency as Tropical Storm Florence approaches the U.S. East Coast.

Farmer donates 230 lbs of watermelon to Wilmington soup kitchen

How sweet is this! The Good Shepard Center in Wilmington received a big donation from a Bladen County farmer Tuesday.

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.

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