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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.


One-on-One with NC Farm Bureau’s Shawn Harding

With over 600,000 member families, the North Carolina Farm Bureau is the state’s largest farm organization. And as its president, Shawn Harding is one of the state’s most influential leaders in agriculture.

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Next Episode: What’s Climate Change Got to Do With Agriculture?

Climate change threatens agricultural production and rural economies worldwide, and that has big implications both for farmers and consumers. North Carolina experts weigh in on those implications and what NC State is doing about them.

$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.”