agriculture

Nov 19, 2017

Farm Transition and Congressional Tax Reform

Current tax law creates impediments keeping some farm transfers from occurring. While the Congress is debating tax reform, Extension Specialist Guido van der Hoeven presents the proposals he offered to the House Committee on Agriculture in this issue of the NC State Economist.

Oct 13, 2017

NC Farm School Helps Aspiring Farmers Realize Dreams

James Payne has had two successful and rewarding careers, and now, with the help of NC Farm School, he’s put together a solid business plan that will allow him to launch a third one. This time, he wants to be a farmer.

Mar 22, 2017

NC Ag Awareness Day Supports Research to Grow Agriculture

Nearly 500 people gathered in Raleigh recently for North Carolina Ag Awareness Day, an event designed to celebrate agriculture and its $84 billion a year contribution to the state’s economy.

Feb 17, 2017

NC Successful Small Farm Opportunities Conference is Feb. 25

Those interested in learning more about small farm opportunities in North Carolina are invited to attend North Carolina Cooperative Extension’s Successful Small Farms Opportunities Conference Feb. 25 in Louisburg.

Feb 9, 2017

Economists Share 2017 Outlook at Ag Development Forum

Dr. Mike Walden discussed some of the key economic goals of the new administration, while Dr. Blake Brown focused on the outlook for North Carolina’s farmers.

Dec 20, 2016

Scientists Crack the Genetic Code Determining Leaf Shape in Cotton

The discovery opens the door to producing cotton varieties ideally suited for agriculture, says Dr. Vasu Kuraparthy of NC State's Department of Crop and Soil Sciences.

Jun 21, 2016

‘Secret agent’ Martha Mobley featured in national magazine

Modern Farmer magazine calls her a ‘secret agent.’ But for the agricultural community in Franklin County, Martha Mobley’s work is no secret. She’s a go-to resource for expertise ranging from horses and forestry to livestock and local foods.

Jun 14, 2016

NC State among universities calling for increased ag research investment

NC State University, along with 12 other prominent research institutions, joined the SoAR Foundation today in calling for a surge in federal support of food and agricultural science.

Jun 7, 2016

Opinion: A place at the table for all farmers

Small-scale farms are necessary for maintaining the health and welfare of North Carolina's people and communities. So are larger-scale farms.
 But in looking at some of the conversations taking place on social media, you would think one can only exist if the other ceases to exist. Associate Dean Rich Bonanno contends the dialogue should not be framed as either-or, but rather both-and.

May 20, 2016

Ag and agbiz worth $84 billion in NC

Agriculture and agribusiness – food, fiber and forestry — make up an $84 billion-a-year industry in North Carolina, contributing one-sixth of the state’s income and employees, according to the latest figures from NC State University economist Mike Walden.