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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.


New, Emerging Crop: Cigar Wrapper Tobacco

Crop and Soil Sciences’ Matthew Vann discusses his research on North Carolina’s emerging crop, cigar wrapper tobacco.

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Beyond beer: Alternative uses and markets for hops get attention as Extension hops conference enters its fourth year.

$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.”