Tobacco, Cotton and Peanuts

Jun 19, 2019

Southern Farmers Reckon With Push to Raise Tobacco-Buying Age

Blake Brown, an economics professor at North Carolina State University’s cooperative extension, said T-21 marks the latest in a long line of threats that have chiseled into the once vibrant trade.

May 28, 2019

Federal lawmakers propose increasing tobacco purchasing age from 18 to 21

Walden noted about 10,000 people across the state are employed in the industry, a number that has decreased as more manufacturers rely on automation.

Apr 30, 2019

ABM Alum Donny Lassiter Partners with Wrangler

The Lassiters are showcasing their conservation and stewardship efforts in partnership with Wrangler. In its “Rooted” program, Wrangler selects farmers who fit into the company’s broader commitment to sustainability under its We Care sustainability platform.

Apr 24, 2019

ARE Develops Tools for Planting Decisions that Helps Farmers, Lenders, and Agents

The information in this excel sheet comes from enterprise budgets and gives you info on crop input costs and expected revenue.

Jan 12, 2019

Grainger Thanks Board of Directors for Georgia Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association

Michelle Grainger, Managing Director of the Executive Farm Management Program, thanked the board for their support during the program's expansion into SC and GA.

Oct 16, 2018

Industrial Hemp Short-Course to be Offered in May

North Carolina State University will offer its first industrial hemp course in May 2019. The course is called, “Business and Law of Industrial Hemp” and will be a short, intensive 3 week course offered during Maymester.

Aug 17, 2018

Brown Appointed to WH Council of Economic Advisors

Dr. A. Blake Brown joined the Council of Economic Advisors at the White House on August 1st.

Aug 6, 2018

2019 Executive Farm Management Program Registration is Now Open

Do you want to grow your business? Don't delay, register today for our 2019 program.

Apr 3, 2018

2018 Tobacco Outlook

Blake Brown, professor and Extension economist, provides his U.S. Flue-Cured Tobacco Situation and Outlook for 2018.