Agriculture (page 7)

  • Post

    That & Pig Farms

    An asphalt plant is proposed for Deep Gap in Watauga County. You know the rest of the story.
    Leslee Kulba, June 17, 2015
  • Post

    Farmers markets have plateaued

    As Andrea Weigl of the Raleigh News & Observer writes: Here are the details: Between 2007 and 2012, the number of farmers selling directly to consumers increased 5.5 percent, while the value of sales declined by 1 percent. (These sales include transactions at farmers markets, roadside stands, pick-your-own…
    Michael Lowrey, May 13, 2015
  • Post

    Headline Of The Day: “Orange County offering free money to small business and farm programs”

    From the Triangle Business Journal: Orange County offering free money to small business and farm programs The story: The county has, so far, about $200,000 in the kitty for small businesses and about $120,000 for the ag-related applicants, says Steve Brantley, director of Orange County Economic Development,…
    donnamartinez, March 20, 2015
  • Post

    The Farm Bureau takes on EPA’s new land grabbing water rules

    Don’t let anyone fool you, the EPA’s new rules under the Clean Water Act in reality have little to do with water. Their purpose is to put as much land as possible under government control. Here’s the Farm Bureau’s singing commentary.
    Roy Cordato, June 11, 2014
  • Post

    Farm bill foibles

    In a development that P.J. O’Rourke could have predicted, the farm bill that’s oozing out of congressional debate and negotiation is likely to benefit special interests while doing little for the average taxpayer forced to foot the bill. Bloomberg Businessweek offers details. On Jan.
    Mitch Kokai, February 4, 2014
  • Post

    When bipartisanship is bad: Farm bill edition

    Michael Tanner of the Cato Institute explains for National Review Online readers why it’s not always good for voters and taxpayers when members of Congress work across the aisle to craft a bipartisan piece of legislation. … [W]e have finally had an outbreak of…
    Mitch Kokai, January 30, 2014
  • Post

    Guilford County prison farm- aka ‘Project Haystack’

    Burlington Times-News reports on discussion of a regional partnership to develop the Guilford County prison farm: Officials from Alamance and Guilford counties met on Oct. 2 in Raleigh with N.C. Secretary of Commerce Sharon Decker to discuss preliminary plans on how the site’s infrastructure could be developed to…
    Sam Hieb, October 10, 2013
  • Post

    Unintended consequences from the federal farm bill could hurt hunters

    You might have to sit down before considering this shocking revelation: The federal farm bill could have negative unintended consequences. The R Street Institute explains. Since 1985, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has required farmers to file an approved conservation plan if they farm highly erodible…
    Mitch Kokai, September 17, 2013