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a roast turkey rests on a kitchen counter

Nov 15, 2022

Holiday Comfort Foods Made in North Carolina

As you glance around your holiday table, you may find it comforting to know that many of the traditional Thanksgiving foods were likely grown or raised in North Carolina. 

A close-up image of rows of corn in a field

Sep 1, 2022

Researchers Propose New Framework for Regulating Engineered Crops

The new approach would rely on "-omics" testing to uncover unexpected genetic changes in new crop varieties. 

aerial view of a combine harvester in a field

Aug 26, 2020

Climate Change, Crop Yields and Risk Management for Farmers

Helping farmers adjust to how climate change is affecting crop yield. 

A corn field in North Carolina

Jul 22, 2020

Returning to Farming’s Roots in the Battle Against the ‘Billion-Dollar Beetle’

A new study by entomologists at the University of Arizona in collaboration with CALS' associate professor Zack Brown reaffirms the importance of crop rotation and diversification in combating the western corn rootworm’s resistance to biotech crops. 

Cotton field with the sun shining

Jun 24, 2020

Decision Tools Bolster Cotton Picks

Not all farms grow food. Cotton is NC’s second-largest cash crop with over a half-million acres grown each year. NC State Crop and Soil Sciences Extension offers agronomic decision tools to help growers navigate their way to success. 

Sep 2, 2011

59th Peanut Field Day set for Sept. 8

The 2011 North Carolina Peanut Field Day takes place Sept. 8 at the Peanut Belt Research Station in Lewiston-Woodville. N.C. State University faculty members will be on hand to discuss the latest research in disease, insect and weed management as well as variety development. 

Feb 9, 2011


Corn has emerged in recent years as one of North Carolina’s more important crops. Twenty years ago, North Carolina grew around half a million acres of corn each year; today…