Raising animals — poultry, hogs, horses, beef and dairy cattle and more — has become the most valuable segment of North Carolina agriculture. Today, animal agriculture accounts for about 60 percent of the state’s total farm cash receipts. North Carolina Cooperative Extension helps growers use the latest research to improve production and manage animal waste in environmentally sound ways.
Grow and Eat Holiday Series **Grow and Eat Holiday Series** Column for Salisbury Post Thomas Cobb, Danelle Cutting, & Toi Degree December, 4th, 2013 As one holiday ends another begins. In this series, MORE »
Governor Pat McCrory and North Carolina Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker announced today that Biochemtex will be locating its new cellulosic biofuels production operations in Sampson County. The company and its partners plan to MORE »– from Soils
Thanksgiving Special Grow and Eat Series: Thanksgiving Special with Toi Degree and Thomas Cobb Garden Column for Salisbury Post Danelle Cutting November, 20th, 2013 This week’s article is special for Thanksgiving. As with MORE »
Overwintering Pests As the weather gets cooler we often receive phone calls on insects coming into clients homes. Some of the most notorious violators are lady beetles, stink bugs and now Kudzu Bugs. MORE »
The USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service has updated Web Soil Survey to include numerous improvements and new features. Read all about the latest version: Web Soil Survey 3.0 New MORE »– from Soils
A fuels and chemicals company said it has nailed down a major supplier for its planned $200 million ethanol plant near Clinton. Wilmington-based Chemtex said Murphy Brown LLC, a hog-farming company headquartered in MORE »– from Soils
N. Nitrogen. Atomic number seven. Unnoticed, untasted, it nevertheless fills our stomachs. It is the engine of agriculture, the key to plenty in our crowded, hungry world. Read more at National Geographic’s Fertilized MORE »– from Soils