Stories From Oct 2021
Extension Conference Resources Roundup
Sharing knowledge and research through an annual conference is an activity that makes the Cooperative Extension stronger.
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.
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.
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.
You Decide: Is a Wealth Tax in Our Future?
What are the possible outcomes of a wealth tax if implemented?
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.
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.
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.
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.
You Decide: What Will the Fed Do?
The Federal Reserve can take a lot of actions in regards to the economy. What considerations do they have and how can they affect it?