Agriculture (page 4)

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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online on the debate over smokable hemp and the N.C. farm bill. Jordan Roberts’ Daily Journal highlights new research from Duke scholars that raises serious questions about Medicaid.
    Mitch Kokai, July 23, 2019
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    Hemp Regulations Ready to Relax

    Hemp can be used to make a myriad of products such as lotions, clothing, rope, particleboard – the list goes on. Hemp, which differs from marijuana, has been removed from the list of controlled substances at the federal level, but its recognition at the state level is murky at best.
    Brenee Goforth, June 26, 2019
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    JLF’s Donald van der Vaart Comments to Southern Farm Network on Controversial NC Livestock Regulations

    Thursday, June 20, JLF Senior Fellow and former Secretary for the N. C. Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Dr. Donald van der Vaart was featured on Southern Farm Network’s website commenting on the new regulations from the DEQ on livestock farmers. The regulations set by the DEQ impose a number…
    Brenee Goforth, June 24, 2019
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    Trump, tariffs, and farmers

    Editors at the Washington Examiner take aim at President Trump’s support for protectionist tariffs. “I appreciate the incredible bipartisan support that my administration has had on trade and trade policy, especially as it pertains to placing very massive tariffs on China,” President Trump said at his press conference…
    Mitch Kokai, May 29, 2019
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    Hog Farmers Followed State Regulations But Still Got Sued

    Our Senior Fellow and former secretary of the Department of Environmental Quality asks pointed questions about why hog farmers who complied with regulations are being hauled into court. In an op-ed published in the News and Observer, van der Vaart lays out his case. Imagine you’re one of…
    Donna Martinez, February 2, 2019
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    Thankful For Our North Carolina Farmers

    We are thankful for our farmers every day of the year, but especially this Thanksgiving following one of the most destructive storms to ever hit the coast of the Carolinas. From John Locke Foundation’s Joe Coletti: It is hard to imagine what would be on tables this Thanksgiving if it…
    Anna Manning, November 16, 2018
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    “The historic rise in costs for American businesses, farmers and consumers is only the beginning”

    Reality bites. Here’s the impact — so far — of President Trump’s misguided tariff policies. U.S. businesses shelled out $4.4 billion in tariffs in September, a surge of more than 50 percent from the same month a year ago, according to the groups, which are operating under a coalition…
    Donna Martinez, November 6, 2018
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    LISTEN: NC farmers speak out against tariffs

    From Southern Farm Network: North Carolina farmers and ag leaders are sounding the alarm at the ongoing trade war between the US and China. On Tuesday, several met at a Fuquay-Varina, NC tobacco, peanut and soybean farm in hopes of letting elected officials know the plight they are in…
    Anna Manning, September 6, 2018