Agricultural Policy & Farm Bill

Sep 8, 2020

Webinar Recording Available: Transition at End of NC Industrial Hemp Pilot Program

As North Carolina's pilot program is set to expire, how will hemp growers need to adjust to stay in the business? Listen to ARE Extension's Marne Coit and Paul Adams from the NCDA&CS explain what growers can anticipate.

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.

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.