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USDA encourages agriculture producers to get storm ready

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.

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.
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Dry, hot conditions continue to keep Pender County farmers on edge

Consistent days of high heat and no rain has critically impacted corn crops across our region.
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North Carolina farmers see hemp as next big cash crop

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.

Farm bill attempts to aid North Carolina hemp production

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.

Farmer hopes for luckier 2019 after soggy 2018 cuts collard green crop

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.

Congress approves $400 billion for farmers, forests, poor

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.
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$240 million agriculture disaster assistance available to farmers

Farmers with damage and agricultural losses from Hurricane Florence and Tropical Storm Michael may be eligible for disaster assistance.

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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