NC State Economist: An Update on North Carolina Solar Development and Decommission Policy
Take a look at the current solar energy capabilities in North Carolina and the developing plan for decommission and disposal in the coming years.
Extension Conference Resources Roundup
Sharing knowledge and research through an annual conference is an activity that makes the Cooperative Extension stronger.
N.C.’s Export Niche Grows
What started out as a 15-acre experiment for family-owned Scott Farms has turned into a profitable export crop. Hear from Dewey Scott and Blake Brown about the status of the sweetpotato industry in NC.
Climate Change and Agriculture
Agriculture is, of course, affected greatly by storms, droughts, floods, heat and cold, and that makes it vulnerable to climate change. Experts discuss how climate changes affects North Carolina ag, how ag affects climate change, and how the industry can help address it.
Income from NC Food, Fiber and Forestry Industries Grows
Over 17%, or $95.9 billion of the $562 billion gross state product, was contributed by value-added income from food, natural fiber and forestry industries in 2019.
Locally-Sourced Foods Gaining Popularity
Daniel Tregeagle explained recent trends in the local foods market on Good Day Charlotte.
NC Farm School Helps Farms Get Off to a Solid Start
NC Farm School, offered by NC State University, helps get farms off to a solid start.
Specialty Crops in 2020: COVID-19 and Other Challenges
Daniel Tregeagle highlights the impact of COVID-19 on specialty crops and shares results from a recent survey of caneberry growers.
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 prolonged trade dispute could cause millions of dollars in lost value and will impact NC farmers, especially those that produce both sweet potatoes and tobacco, significantly.
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.