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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.
RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has activated its hotline to connect farmers with resources that can assist with agricultural emergencies. The toll-free number is 1-866-645-9403. A live operator will be available on the hotline between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.
I still am hoping this article isn’t necessary, but it seems that forecasters are more certain that Hurricane Florence will make landfall in NC.
The NC Cotton Field Day, previously scheduled for this Thursday, has been CANCELLED and will likely be rescheduled for next year. We encourage everyone to take the necessary precautions / preparations for this storm, and we pray for safety for all involved and minimal impact on our crops.
It is definitely mid-season cotton management time in North Carolina, with lots of questions on a complex of insect pests present in the Coastal Plain. Bollworm flight activity has picked up on cue and any management decisions made for other pests should also revolve around this pest.
They finally did it. The Chinese enacted the most bullish scenario possible for cotton, save that of mandating every person in the country buy a new cotton shirt.
It’s getting easier to buy completely American-made clothing and home goods
Irrigating before wilting occurs is necessary to achieve optimal yields. Growers should irrigate to prevent wilting, as opposed to irrigating after this point of significant stress.
Cotton growers are an integral part of their communities, as proved by North Carolina cotton grower David Burns. On June 16, 2018, David Burns was presented with the Longleaf Pine Award. Bestowed by The Order of the Long Leaf Pine Society, it is one of the most prestigious awards conferred by the Governor of North Carolina. It is awarded to persons for exemplary service to the State of North Carolina and their communities that is above and beyond the call of duty, and which has made a significant impact and strengthened North Carolina.