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USDA expands microloan availability

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Agriculture Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden recently announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture will begin offering farm …

January 23rd, 2016 |  

Hester, McDuffie elected to state board

RALEIGH — Two Bladen County men were elected to the North Carolina Soybean Producers Association’s board of directors during the …

January 17th, 2016 |  

Regional Chicken Project kicking off

ELIZABETHTOWN — It’s that time of year for youngsters and chickens to come together for the annual Regional Chicken Project …

January 5th, 2016 |  

Farm-City Week celebrated in Bladen County

Farm-City Week celebrated in Bladen County

ELIZABETHTOWN — About 125 people attended the annual Farm-City Week Banquet at the Powell-Melvin Agricultural Service Center on Tuesday to …

November 24th, 2015 |  

Plant to convert turkey waste into energy in Sampson County

CLINTON (AP) — A new $25 million plant that’s being built in Sampson County will convert turkey waste into industrial …

November 16th, 2015 |  

Agriculture Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden Announces New USDA Commitments to Help Build Up Next Generation of Farmers and Ranchers

LOUISVILLE, Ky. —Agriculture Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden has announced a commitment by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to prioritize $5.6 …

October 30th, 2015 |  

USDA Designates 19 Counties in North Carolina as Primary Natural Disaster AreasWith Assistance to Producers in Surrounding States

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated 19 counties in North Carolina as primary natural disaster areas …

October 23rd, 2015 |  

Farmers to Receive Documentation of USDA Services

ELIZABETHTOWN — U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director Bob Etheridge reminds agricultural producers that …

October 23rd, 2015 |  

Ag’em Up Days attracts 400

ELIZABETHTOWN — Ag’em Up Days, a two-day agricultural field day adventure for Bladen County third-graders, was held on Oct. 7-8 …

October 14th, 2015 |  

McCrory, Troxler visit with area farmers at Lu Mil

McCrory, Troxler visit with area farmers at Lu Mil

DUBLIN — Gov. Pat McCrory and Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler saw and heard first hand Tuesday afternoon just what the …

October 6th, 2015 |  

Tobacco research referendum set for Nov. 19

ELIZABETHTOWN — The Bladen County Tobacco Research Referendum will be held on Thursday, Nov. 19. Sandra Cain, Bladen County Cooperative …

September 14th, 2015 |  

Cain tabbed Bladen County Extension director

Cain tabbed Bladen County Extension director

ELIZABETHTOWN — Sandra Cain has been named Bladen County director for North Carolina Cooperative Extension effective Sept. 1. An Extension …

August 28th, 2015 updated: August 25th, 2015. |  

Cotton Transition Assistance Program enrollment begins

Cotton Transition Assistance Program enrollment begins

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency Administrator Val Dolcini announced recently farmers in eligible counties …

July 7th, 2015 |  

For freshest peaches, go directly to the source

For freshest peaches, go directly to the source

RALEIGH – July is Peach Month in North Carolina, and one of the best ways to ensure you’re getting a …

July 7th, 2015 |  

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