Agricultural Policy & Farm Bill

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.

Jun 16, 2020

NC Ag Law Update (Dicamba, NC Farm Act & Smokeable Hemp Ban)

Andrew Branan analyzes recent headlines through the lens of agricultural law.

Jun 11, 2020

Coit: Action Needed for North Carolina’s Hemp Program

As we approach the October 31, 2020 deadline when all state pilot programs are set to expire, North Carolina (NC) faces a unique challenge in terms of how to proceed with its hemp program.

Oct 8, 2019

NC State Goes All Out to Support Hemp Growers

ARE contributes to student education on hemp production and markets, conducts legal analysis of hemp regulation, and provides hemp-related extension services through its specialists and the Executive Farm Management program.

Sep 23, 2019

A U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement: Potential Benefits to U.S. Beef

Blake Brown explains both the positive effects a trade agreement would have on the beef industry as well as the barriers to achieving such a trade deal.

Aug 1, 2019

Hemp Law 101: The Regulation of Industrial Hemp

Topics include: the legal history of hemp; the need to clarify laws for farmers, producers and consumers; the impact of the 2018 Farm Bill; and remaining limitations.

Jul 2, 2019

Guide to Understanding & Evaluating Hemp Contracts in North Carolina

This guide provides a brief overview of common provisions currently offered in hemp contracts, as well as some provisions to be cautious of.

Jan 24, 2019

USDA Farm Service Agency Reopens for More Services

Rod Rejesus encourages all growers in NC to visit their local FSA offices to avail of services they need in order to prepare for the upcoming season.

Nov 27, 2018

Goodwin Co-Authors “Agricultural Policy in Disarray: Reforming the US Farm Bill”

The 2018 Farm Bill, if passed, will set US farm policy for the next 5 years and cost some US $87 billion annually. Some of this spending will go toward the US farm safety net, which includes price and income support programs, conservation programs, and crop insurance.

Nov 14, 2018

NCCE Conference 2018: Worskshop for Farm Business Economics

Agricultural and Resource Economics area experts gave a presentation on business economics on November 14th, 2018 at the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Conference.