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Late Planting & Evaluating Hail Damage

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Late-planted or replanted cotton: Now that we have some soil moisture to work with, TAKE ACTION NOW as soon as you can re-enter fields to plant (or replant) those last remaining cotton acres.

For Donny Lassiter, cover crops are vital

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Lassiter was part of a panel discussing cover crops and soil health at the North Carolina Commodities Conference in Durham. Rachel Vann, North Carolina State University Extension soybean specialist, who has done extensive research on cover crops; and Roian Atwood, director of sustainability for Wrangler Jeans in Greensboro joined Lassiter on the panel and also stressed the benefits of cover crops for soil health.

Hurricane Florence Agricultural Disaster Program of 2018

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On Oct. 15, 2018, the North Carolina General Assembly established the Hurricane Florence Agricultural Disaster Program of 2018, a one-time assistance program for agricultural producers who suffered a loss due to Hurricane/ Tropical Storm Florence. Although the program has been established, assistance will be dependent upon appropriation from the North Carolina General Assembly. The program will be administered by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.