Agriculture

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    “Why Everything They Say About Climate Change Is Wrong”

    That’s the title of a piece by Michael Shellenberger that appeared in Forbes today. Shellenberger begins by making it clear that he is not a climate change denier. On the contrary, he says: Climate change is an issue I care passionately about and have dedicated a significant…
    Jon Guze, November 25, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Brooke Conrad reports for Carolina Journal Online on federal rules that could stifle North Carolina’s growing hemp industry. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains how a new report about the Atlantic Coast Pipeline reveals abuse of power by Gov. Roy Cooper’s administration.
    Mitch Kokai, November 25, 2019
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    Impossible Whopper Wednesday

    As I hinted this morning, a few of us at the John Locke Foundation and Carolina Journal did participatory research and journalism this afternoon. We intended to compare Impossible Whoppers and regular Whoppers from Burger King. Instead we learned that orders on Uber Eats are sometimes canceled without notice after…
    Joseph Coletti, November 20, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Brooke Conrad reports for Carolina Journal Online on N.C. hemp farmers’ struggle to meet stringent state THC standards. The Daily Journal explains how the recent debate over a new N.C. congressional”base map” revealed evidence of partisan bias from Democrats.
    Mitch Kokai, November 19, 2019
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    Becki Gray Discusses Loans, Lawsuits, and Legislatures with North Carolina Public Radio’s Jeff Tiberii

    Last week, JLF’s Becki Gray made her regular appearance on North Carolina Public Radio WUNC with host Jeff Tiberii. Becki and fellow guest Rob Schofield from the N.C. Justice Center discussed the indictment of political donor John Gray, the status of our “part time” legislature, and the…
    Brenee Goforth, October 18, 2019
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    JLF’s Rick Henderson Discussed Smokable Hemp on After SPIN!

    This month, an installment of NC SPIN’s “After SPIN!” featured Carolina Journal’s Rick Henderson. Henderson spoke with the show’s host, Tom Campbell, about the smokable hemp provision in the “North Carolina Farm Act of 2019.” Henderson stated: “When I was talking about the farm bill – the fact that…
    Brenee Goforth, October 16, 2019
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    CJ Reports: Indiana injunction could affect hemp legalization in North Carolina

    This week, Carolina Journal’s Kari Travis reported on a new development in the laws surrounding hemp. Travis writes: You can’t criminalize smokable hemp, a federal judge has told Indiana lawmakers. The decision could affect North Carolina.  Judge Sarah Evans Barker, from Indiana’s Southern District, wrote Sept. 13 in a preliminary…
    Brenee Goforth, September 26, 2019
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    CJ Reports: Smokable hemp rules likely to be settled in court, Dixon says

    This week, Carolina Journal’s Kari Travis reported on the latest version of North Carolina Farm Act of 2019. Travis writes: A new version of Senate Bill 315, North Carolina Farm Act of 2019, passed the North Carolina House Rules Committee Tuesday, Aug. 20. The latest version of the omnibus bill…
    Brenee Goforth, August 21, 2019