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Farms, Food and You

Issues in agriculture affect not just farmers. They influence our lives every day. The podcast "Farms, Food and You" explores these issues with NC State University experts and others with ties to agriculture and food-related industries in North Carolina and beyond.

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One-on-One With NC State Extension's Rich Bonanno

NC State Extension Director Rich Bonanno discusses the challenges North Carolina agriculture faces today and Extension works to keep the industry at the forefront of the state’s economy.

Next Episode: Growing Giants

Imagine a pumpkin putting on 20, 30, even 40 to 60 pounds per day. It happens! With the North Carolina State Fair cancelled this year, the public won’t get to witness the Great Pumpkin and Watermelon Weigh-Off, but you can listen in as three North Carolinians with a passion for horticulture talk about the art, the science and the fun of growing giants.

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$92.7 Billion

Food, fiber and forestry industries contribute over $92.7 billion annually to North Carolina's economy. That's 17 percent of the state's $538 billion gross state product, according to "Agriculture and Agribusiness: North Carolina's Number One Industry."

Source: CALS Economist Mike Walden
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What's happening on the farm?

North Carolina has a rich agricultural history, and the typical family farm is changing all the time. Come with us as we meet some of the folks who are ensuring our food’s future.