Stories From May 2018

May 30, 2018

Farm School Grows Supportive Network for Entrepreneurial Growers

Folta says that building connections and having a mentor was one of the best benefits of participating in Farm School.

May 29, 2018

Branan Lends Legal Training Support to VAD Workgroup Training

Andrew Branan, Extension Assistant Professor, has joined the workgroup supporting Voluntary Agricultural District (VAD) programs across North Carolina. The VAD workgroup is currently providing legal, technical and leadership training for county personnel who lead their local VAD program in various regional locations across North Carolina.

May 25, 2018

Eliminating the Harvest Price Option in Revenue Protection Insurance

Publication titled "How much indemnity would North Carolina farmers lose without the Harvest Price Option in Revenue Protection Insurance? A Retrospective Evaluation for North Carolina Corn, Soybeans, and Cotton"

May 22, 2018

NC Appeals Court Limits Agritourism Definition

The North Carolina Court of Appeals on May 15 placed a check on the expanding list of activities operated in rural North Carolina under the definition of "agritourism."

May 21, 2018

ECU Collaboration Supports Sustainability for N.C. Farms

Instructors from ECU's College of Business joined event organizer NC State University in developing and delivering content to help large family-owned farmers strengthen their business management skills, meet the demands of the global market and gain a competitive advantage.

May 21, 2018

AgClips Showcases Executive Farm Management Program

The science, technology and business of farming in the 21st century are changing rapidly, and to compete on a global scale, farmers need to know not just how to grow a good crop but how to effectively lead complex, management-intensive operations.

May 21, 2018

Walden Speaks at NC Conference on Taxes and Economic Growth

On May 14, Mike Walden spoke at a conference at the Kenan-Flagler School of Business on the impact of changes in North Carolina's tax structure on the state's economic growth.

May 18, 2018

Brown and Gould: Pesticide Resistance Needs Attention, Large-Scale Study

To slow the evolutionary progression of weeds and insect pests gaining resistance to herbicides and pesticides, policymakers should provide resources for large-scale, landscape-level studies of a number of promising but untested approaches for slowing pest evolution.

May 17, 2018

Feitshans Presents at Energy Council

Ted Feitshans attended the NC Bar Association Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Law Section Council meeting on Thursday, May 10, in Asheville. At that meeting, he presented the report of the Agriculture and Agribusiness Law Committee.

May 9, 2018

Natural Gas Prices, Not ‘War On Coal,’ Were Key to Coal Power Decline

New research from North Carolina State University and the University of Colorado Boulder finds that steep declines in the use of coal for power generation over the past decade were caused largely by less expensive natural gas and the availability of wind energy – not by environmental regulations.