Velvet ants have a powerful sting

Velvet ants have a powerful sting

A few weeks ago, I was in the yard with my son and nephews playing catch with baseballs. One of the throws went over their head and they took off chas...

July 25th, 2017 |  


UMO ag not your average classroom

UMO ag not your average classroom

MOUNT OLIVE — Forget four walls, at the University of Mount Olive, everything is fair game when it comes to learning spaces within the Departmen...

July 25th, 2017 |  


Subway features local farmers

RALEIGH — Subway® restaurants recently launched a partnership with the North Carolina Department of Agriculture’s Got To Be NC progra...

July 25th, 2017 |  


Provide water, shade for cattle in summer heat

Provide water, shade for cattle in summer heat

Since it has gotten very hot over the past weeks, and it will only get hotter, I thought this would be a good time to discuss livestock water needs in...

July 18th, 2017 |  


Fresh on the vine

Fresh on the vine

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July 18th, 2017 |  


2017 N.C. State Fair Premium Book released online

RALEIGH – Think you have the greatest garden in all the land? At this year’s 150th fair, you can find out once and for all. With contests ...

July 11th, 2017 |  


Harvesting the wheat

Harvesting the wheat

Despite sweltering heat that could, with the heat index, make it into triple digits today, farmers have been hard at work harvesting wheat across Samp...

July 11th, 2017 |  


Cape Fear Farm Credit announces 9th annual Ag Biz Planner

FAYETTEVILLE — Cape Fear Farm Credit is now accepting applications for the ninth class to participate in an e-learning financial and business pl...

July 11th, 2017 |  


Swine Animal Waste Operator workshop to be offered in Sampson County

Swine Animal Waste Operator workshop to be offered in Sampson County

All swine farms in the State of North Carolina with more than 250 hogs on site must have a designated Certified Animal Waste Operator (CAWO) that is r...

July 11th, 2017 |  


Completing your poultry waste plan

Completing your poultry waste plan

The poultry industry is growing in North Carolina and poultry producers are needing waste plans completed. For producers in need of a waste plan, here...

July 4th, 2017 |