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.
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.
Extension Conference Resources Roundup
Sharing knowledge and research through an annual conference is an activity that makes the Cooperative Extension stronger.
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.
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.
Insurance: Overview of Crop, Liability and Property Insurance Options
Watch Andrew Branan and Rod Rejesus provide current information about insurance options for the farm.
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.
Breaking Down CFAP 2.0
This article explains CFAP payments for livestock, dairy and poultry.
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.
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.