Nov 27, 2020

Potential Impacts of the 25 Percent Tariff Levied by the European Union and United Kingdom on U.S. Tobacco, Tobacco Products and Sweet Potatoes

A worst case scenario could mean a loss of tobacco exports of about $147 million in farm gate value and $58 million in processing and manufacturing value plus $70 million in sweet potato exports. 

Nov 10, 2020

Archie Griffin Plans Farm of the Future

Archie is an alumni of the inaugural class of the Executive Farm Management Program, which began in 2017.

Oct 31, 2020

New Extension Resources

See recent presentations from ARE Extension on risk management in the dairy industry, the NC swine enterprise, CFAP 2.0, and farm estates and wealth transfer.

Oct 26, 2020

Sweet Success With Sweetpotatoes

In this episode of Farms, Food and You, Daniel Tregeagle and other industry experts discuss the special role of sweetpotatoes (yes, it is really one word!) in NC agriculture.

Oct 20, 2020

Executive Farm Management Program Accepting Applications for 2021 “Bootcamp”

EFM Bootcamp will be February 9 through February 11, 2021. All instruction will be virtual.

Oct 20, 2020

Upcoming Webinar: Wheat Marketing and Weed Control

Join us online for Part 2 of our “Wheat Production Series” on Nov. 6, from 8 to 9 a.m. NC State Extension specialists will be providing the latest information for you on crop marketing and weed control.

Oct 19, 2020

Jose “Pepe” Calderon Markets Sweet Potatoes Internationally

Calderon participated in the 2020 Executive Farm Management Program. “They promote it as a boot camp, and I totally agree with that. It’s very intensive, with a lot of good information,” he says.

Oct 19, 2020

Risk and Resilience

North Carolina farmers have faced significant stress in recent years, and COVID-19 has made matters worse. Nick Piggott provides context on market risk in relation to the many everyday risks farmers are facing from adverse weather to the pandemic and more.

Oct 12, 2020

North Carolina to Continue Industrial Hemp Pilot Program

The North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (NCDA&CS) will remain the authority for those growing hemp in North Carolina until September 2021.

Sep 23, 2020

Breaking Down CFAP 2.0

This article explains CFAP payments for livestock, dairy and poultry.