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October 2021

Oct 31, 2021

Extension Conference Resources Roundup

Sharing knowledge and research through an annual conference is an activity that makes the Cooperative Extension stronger. 

Oct 27, 2021

Rejesus Joins Climate Adaptation through Agriculture and Soil Management Initiative

Rod Rejesus joined the CASM initiative, led by the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences. Rejesus will study the effects of saltwater intrusion on agricultural land in eastern NC. 

Oct 25, 2021

NC Farmers Dig in as EPA Considers Redefining ‘Waters of the United States’ – ABC11

Andrew Branan explains the context of WOTUS and we hear from grower Brandon Batten who says more regulation could damage the ag industry in the US. 

Oct 25, 2021

Saving America’s Bacon from California’s Prop 12

The National Pork Board shares research by Barry Goodwin that indicates an increase in the cost of bacon if Proposition 12 in California goes into effect in January 2022. "Prop 12" requires more space for sows than currently given. 

Downtown Raleigh, east of campus.

Oct 25, 2021

You Decide: Is a Wealth Tax in Our Future?

What are the possible outcomes of a wealth tax if implemented? 

Oct 25, 2021

Yes, People Are Now Trading and Investing in Water as a Commodity

Heidi Schweizer comments on agriculture and trading water futures in a Discover magazine article. 

man standing in front of a processing line

Oct 20, 2021

N.C.’s Export Niche Grows

What started out as a 15-acre experiment for family-owned Scott Farms has turned into a profitable export crop. Hear from Dewey Scott and Blake Brown about the status of the sweetpotato industry in NC. 

4 smiling women

Oct 14, 2021

People, Generations, and Land – NC Farm School 2022

Bianca and Paris Sharpe are keeping the farm going and in the family with the help of NC Farm School. 

Oct 12, 2021

Warmer Temperatures May Decrease Yields of Densely Planted Corn

The study’s findings could help farmers make better decisions about crop density and variety – whether conventional hybrid or GM crops – before planting season, based on forecasted temperatures. 

Corn on the stalk.

Oct 11, 2021

Warmer Temperatures May Decrease Yields of Densely Planted Corn

Models suggest providing more space for corn plants in a warming world.