Wrapped for warmth

Wrapped for warmth

These horses, on a McGee’s Church Road farm, were wrapped in blankets to keep them warm during the frigidly cold temperatures of the past week. ...

February 15th, 2016 |  


A chance to grow more tillers

A chance to grow more tillers

Most farmers have been unable to get their wheat crop planted due to the wet year that many areas experienced and delay of harvest. For the few that w...

February 9th, 2016 |  


Too wet to work

Too wet to work

This farm tractor sits idle outside a cow pasture Monday. Although there were blue skies and temperatures in the mid-50s Monday, wet ground left after...

February 8th, 2016 |  


Food Stamp regulations coming soon to Sampson County

Food Stamp regulations coming soon to Sampson County

The way food stamps are distributed in Sampson County will probably change in the future due to work requirements.According to a report from the Assoc...

February 4th, 2016 |  


Don’t let cold deter from garden, lawn work

For homeowners and gardeners, February is a month where many of us would rather stay inside and put off chores and maintenance work until the weather ...

February 2nd, 2016 |  


Security of today’s farms

Security of today’s farms

Farms, like any other business, bring their own set of security threats and challenges, several recent events highlight the need for farmers to take a...

February 2nd, 2016 |  


Sampson County Extension seeking volunteers, sponsorship for Ag Day

Sampson County Extension seeking volunteers, sponsorship for Ag Day

Sampson County Cooperative Extension agents are preparing for a fun-filled day in the spring and are looking forward to volunteers helping in the proc...

January 29th, 2016 |  


Learning more about the HPAI threat

Hello everyone! My name is Margaret Ross and I am the new area specialized poultry agent for the eastern region. I cover 40 counties along the I-95 co...

January 27th, 2016 |  


USDA expands microloans to help farmers purchase farmland, improve property

WASHINGTON — Agriculture Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden recently announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture will begin offering farm owne...

January 25th, 2016 |  


Clinton’s FFA gives back

Clinton’s FFA gives back

Clinton High School FFA students wanted to give back to the community in a unique way this winter, so FFA officers planned an event to provide enterta...

January 25th, 2016 |