Agricultural Policy & Farm Bill

Dec 14, 2021

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.

Dec 1, 2021

Study Suggests Crop Insurance Plays Small Role in Discouraging Cover Crop Use in Indiana

Study findings could help researchers understand more about the unintended consequences of crop insurance subsidies.

Oct 31, 2021

Extension Conference Resources Roundup

Sharing knowledge and research through an annual conference is an activity that makes the Cooperative Extension stronger.

Aug 2, 2021

Bacon May Disappear in California as Pig Rules Take Effect

Barry Goodwin, an economist at North Carolina State University, estimated the extra costs at 15% more per animal for a farm with 1,000 breeding pigs.

Jul 26, 2021

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.

Apr 13, 2021

Insurance: Overview of Crop, Liability and Property Insurance Options

Watch Andrew Branan and Rod Rejesus provide current information about insurance options for the farm.

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.

Jul 27, 2020

Pork, Pandemics and Politics: U.S. Agricultural Trade with China

In a year of volatile markets and culminating trade agreements, what can we expect from U.S. exports to China of agricultural products? If the past few months are any indicator, we may need to expect the unexpected.

Jul 8, 2020

What Happens When Pilot Program Expires: A Closer Look at USDA’s Rule

North Carolina's supply chain is slated to end on October 20, 2020. Find out what will happen if NC's hemp industry has to follow new rules.