NC Christmas trees: grown by hand, protected by science

NC Christmas trees: grown by hand, protected by science

I’ll start with a disclosure, we are real Christmas tree people. I understand the arguments for fake trees, but I don’t want a hunk of pla...

November 30th, 2017 |  


USDA announces enrollment period for safety net coverage in 2018

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced that starting Nov. 1, farmers and ranchers with base acres in the Agricultu...

November 2nd, 2017 |  


N.C. State Fair livestock winners announced

RALEIGH — Winners in the opening weekend of the N.C. State Fair livestock competitions have been announced.Local winners include Grand champion ...

October 24th, 2017 |  


Youth show livestock in annual event

Youth show livestock in annual event

As summer comes to a close, the weather starts to cool down children return to school so begins the season of harvest, fairs and livestock shows. Many...

September 14th, 2017 updated: September 14th, 2017. |  


Youth livestock clinic held

Youth livestock clinic held

The Yadkin-Davie Livestock Association and 4-H recently sponsored a sheep and goat educational clinic for local youth in Yadkin and Davie counties.Twe...

August 23rd, 2017 |  


Van Hemric named 2017 North Carolina Farmer of the Year

Van Hemric named 2017 North Carolina Farmer of the Year

HAMPTONVILLE — Van Hemric of Hamptonville started farming on a modest scale in 1988 with six acres of tobacco. The next year, he put up his firs...

August 15th, 2017 |  


4-H Livestock Show showcases local youth

For anyone who is tired of mundane Saturday afternoon chores or the same old thing every Saturday, like yard work, washing the car and cleaning the ho...

August 9th, 2017 |  


Yadkin students complete Agricultural Leaders program

Yadkin students complete Agricultural Leaders program

Yadkin County students Ryan Coe and Timothy Matthews were recognized for completing NC Farm Bureau’s Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders (...

July 5th, 2017 |  


June is Dairy Month

June is Dairy Month

In 1937, some grocer organizations decided to sponsor National Milk Month to create a way to hand out extra milk when dairy production was at a surplu...

June 22nd, 2017 |  


USDA Farm Service Agency county committee nomination period begins June 15

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced recently that the nomination period for local Farm Service Agency (FSA) county committ...

May 31st, 2017 |