COVID-19

Aug 17, 2020

Local Farmers Adjust and Adapt Sale Models Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Daniel Tregeagle explained that the transition to online sales presents an equity issue for rural farms where reliable access to internet may not be available.

Aug 11, 2020

Local Food, Local Opportunities

Interest in locally grown food has grown over the past two decades, and the pandemic has brought more attention to this important segment in North Carolina's agriculture industry. It had also brought challenges and opportunities.

Jul 22, 2020

Student Spotlight: Kailee Grable

Despite facing disappointment after a cancelled summer internship, Kailee decided to use her time to help others face the pandemic as well as boost her entrepreneurial skills.

Jul 15, 2020

Financial Resources for COVID Relief for NC Agribusinesses

COVID-19 has affected every industry, including agriculture. Business owners needing financial assistance can check our list of resources to see what organizations may be able to assist them.

Jul 8, 2020

Ag, Agribusiness Generate a Sixth of N.C. Income, Jobs

The latest figures from NC State University economist Mike Walden show the industry generates $92.7 billion in annual income to the state. However, the number for 2020 will likely fall due to COVID-19.

Jun 18, 2020

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.

Jun 5, 2020

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.

May 28, 2020

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.

May 8, 2020

Will Trump’s Name on Stimulus Checks Help Win Him Votes in November?

Raymond Guiteras has studied name-stamping policies in Bangladesh and found that citizens view politicians more favorably when aid is associated with a specific person.

May 8, 2020

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.