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Bill Would Help Timber Farmers Weather Storm Losses

from AFBF

A Farm Bureau-backed bill would help timber farmers recover from natural disasters by increasing the amount of financial relief provided by the casualty loss tax deduction.

The Forestry Recovery Act of 2019 (H.R. 1444) would allow timber farmers to “continue their businesses, encourage the reforestation of timberland, and help rural

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Charlotte’s Stoke finds new ways to use local produce

from NCDA&CS

Tim Groody, executive chef at Stoke

Even in the heart of North Carolina’s biggest city, it’s not hard to find farm-fresh food grown right here at home.

That’s the idea behind Stoke, a Charlotte restaurant located in the Marriott City Center at 100 W. Trade St. Stoke features a menu

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Recipe: slow cooker sweet potato bisque

from NCDA&CS

This time of year it’s pretty difficult to find truly local produce that’s in season in North Carolina. Collards certainly are an option, and there may be some goodies growing in greenhouses. There’s certainly not an abundance of local farm-fresh food though. (Check out the N.C. in-season guide here.)

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Today’s Topic: NCDA&CS’ 2020 goals and priorities.

from NCDA&CS

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.”

Commissioner Troxler recently gave his annual State of Agriculture speech where he provided an update on the industry and he also talks about his goals for the department for 2020.

Today’s Topic:

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In today’s world, it is perfectly natural to be skeptical of things you don’t understand or identify with. And I’ll admit the path of least resistance is to remain distant in our urban and rural silos. But, the solution to an urban-rural connection is through conversation, not division.

North Carolina Field & Family

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The Winter 2019 edition of North Carolina Field and Family is out now! In this issue, you’ll read about the annual poinsettia fundraising tradition at Homewood Nursery & Garden Center, discover five reasons to visit the N.C. Transportation Museum, get four tasty recipes that take coffee beyond the brew and more!

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