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NC pecan growers prevail, good crop for Thanksgiving

The North Carolina pecan growers have a good crop ahead of the holidays despite a relatively dry summer and damages sustained during last year’s hurricane season.

Audit questions ag department hotel expenses during NC fair

North Carolina government budget rules were broken when taxpayer funds paid for Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler and two of his top lieutenants to stay in Raleigh-area hotels during the annual State Fair, a state audit declared on Wednesday.

Burn ban issued for much of eastern North Carolina

A burn ban is now in effect in Columbus, Pender, New Hanover, Brunswick, Bladen, and Onslow counties on all open burning due to hazardous forest fire conditions.

North America’s largest traveling Ferris wheel to come to NC State Fair

Fair officials announced Wednesday it would be getting a new attraction: a 155-foot Ferris wheel.

North Carolina growers expect sweet strawberries season

April signals the start of strawberry season in North Carolina, and local growers are expecting a very good crop that should last through Memorial Day.

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.

First round of state’s agriculture disaster checks headed to farmers

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler announced Wednesday that the first round of checks from the state’s $240 million Agricultural Disaster Relief Program of 2018 have been sent to farmers.

$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.

North Carolina pecan season to be short, but sweet

Consumers looking for fresh N.C. pecans for their upcoming holiday meals will need to act fast. The 2018 N.C. pecan season will be a shorter season due to damage from Hurricane Florence.

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