Ag emergency hotline activated
The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has a toll-free hotline to help farmers affected by the recent winter storms to connect with resources that can assist with recovery.
Farmers who have an agricultural emergency can call 1-866-506-6222.
NCDA&CS accepting proposals
for Specialty Crop Block Grant Program
The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is accepting proposals from nonprofits and government agencies for the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program. The program aims to enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops in the marketplace. It is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture under the 2014 farm bill. Read More>>
NCDA&CS launches focus on ag pollinators
Habitat loss, disease and environmental changes have contributed to the decline of pollinators, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The best way to reverse this is a multi-step approach to support pollinators through expanding and protecting habitats on the farm and protecting pollinators. Find out more about what the NCDA&CS is doing -- and how farmers and landowners can help. Details>>