On Friday, the administration announced details of the new $14-billion-dollar Coronavirus Food Assistance Program, or CFAP2, that will provide direct payments to farmers and ranchers to partially offset COVID-19-related losses for producers. This follows an estimated $10 billion in support provided to cattle, hog, dairy, non-specialty crop, specialty crop
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Every Friday on social media, we post a Farm Feature Friday showcasing one of our dedicated North Carolina farmers. Tommy Wheeler, of Tidewater Grain Company, is one of those farmers. The #FarmFeatureFriday campaign will run through December 2021 on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Be sure to
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Since 1928, the North Carolina State Fairgrounds complex in Raleigh, North Carolina has been the backdrop for the crowning of numerous champions and ribbon winners. The latest contender is unique in that the Fairgrounds complex serves as more than just a backdrop. It’s home.
Located just inside the Gate
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This time of year muscadine grapes are a hot commodity in North Carolina and the southeast. The juicy and sweet grapes are native to the region, and now is the time to find them from backyards to small farms and farmers markets, and even in grocery stores.
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North Carolina Farm Bureau’s mission is “to serve farmers and provide a unified voice for the interests and needs of the farming community.” As an advocate for farmers, we’re engaged at the local, state, national, and international levels and intervene on the behalf of farmers in legislative and regulatory matters. Chances are that if you’re reading this you probably already know about that. But you may be less familiar with NCFB’s Legal Foundation and the important work it does to look out for farmers’ interests. After all, our government has three branches and neglecting the Judicial Branch would jeopardize our advances in other policy areas. So settle in and get to know NCFB’s Legal Foundation in this quick interview with General Counsel Jake Parker.
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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!
Statement by NC Farm Bureau President Shawn Harding on the cancellation of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline
North Carolina Farm Bureau is deeply disappointed by the announcement that the Atlantic Coast Pipeline has been canceled, costing eastern North Carolina’s farmers and rural residents critical opportunities for the future. North Carolina’s farmers and rural communities are facing unprecedented financial challenges that threaten their very survival, and for many,…
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