Farmworker Health and the COVID-19 Pandemic
Farmworkers are essential to our lives. During the COVID-19 pandemic, their work hasn’t stopped. Learn more about the risks they face and what NC State Extension and others are doing to help lower those risks.
NC Dairy Industry: A Glass That’s More Than Half-Full
North Carolina’s dairy industry plays a key role in North Carolina’s agricultural fabric, contributing more than $10 billion to the state’s total economy. Despite its ups and downs, dairy farmers remain committed to providing families with delicious and nutritious dairy products for a family meal or quick snack.
NC Ag Law Update (Dicamba, NC Farm Act & Smokeable Hemp Ban)
Andrew Branan analyzes recent headlines through the lens of agricultural law.
2020 Caneberry Survey on Pricing, COVID-19 Impacts
This year, additional questions have been added to the survey to capture the impact of COVID-19 on caneberry prices and caneberry operations.
The Dine-in Revival
In the second episode of the Farms, Food and You podcast series, The Dine-in Revival, we learn more about COVID-19's impact on the restaurant industry, what the industry is doing to protect patrons and workers, and how you can help keep yourself and your community safe and healthy should you go out.
More Clarity on CFAP Direct Payments for Dairy Farmers
Signup period begAN May 26, 2020 and runs through August 28, 2020. Call your local FSA office and schedule a phone appointment to sign up for CFAP sooner rather than later.
How That Pig Got to the Market — and the Roadblocks Caused by COVID-19
The pork you had for dinner last night? Farmers began working on it a year ago. But much has changed since then. The Farms, Food and You podcast explores how slowdowns at processing plants affect farmers and consumers for months to come.
FSA Guidance for Direct & Guaranteed Loans for Hemp Growers
Learn more about the recently issued guidance from the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) for servicing Direct and Guaranteed loans for hemp growers.
What to Do With EIDL and PPP Funds
For farmers who have received PPP and EIDL funds through the CARES Act, knowing how to use them in tandem is important.
SBA Accepting Applications for New Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL)
SBA will begin accepting new Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and EIDL Advance applications on a limited basis only to provide relief to U.S. agricultural businesses.