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Farms, Food and You

Issues in agriculture affect not just farmers. They influence our lives every day. Explore these issues with NC State University experts and others with ties to agriculture and food-related industries in North Carolina and beyond.

Be Prepared for Hurricane Season

September is National Disaster Preparedness Month, and here in North Carolina, that includes bracing for peak hurricane season. This episode of Farms, Food and You discusses how NC State Extension helps counties prepare and recover from these destructive storms.

Flooded agricultural fields after Hurricane Matthew
Muscadine grapes are among North Carolina’s many agricultural crops.

$95.9 Billion

Food, fiber and forestry industries contribute over $95.9 billion annually to North Carolina’s economy. That’s 16% of the state’s $592 billion gross state product, according to “Agriculture and Agribusiness: North Carolina’s Number One Industry.”