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This entire issue deals with agricultural predictions for 1992.
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7989
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Agriculture is the state's top industry, and through the years a number of men and women have been pioneers in the science and art of agriculture and have served as leaders and ambassadors of the agricultural community. The North Carolina Agricultural Hall of Fame, created in 1953, honors the accomplishments of thirty-three men and women. Members include Leonidas L. Polk, Jane S. McKimmon, W. Kerr Scott, Benjamin W. Kilgore, and Ruth A. Current.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 74 Issue 3, Aug 2006, p82-84, 86, 88, 90, por Periodical Website
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This article is a segment of an oral history with Alton Taylor, who recalls taking agricultural produce to Virginia in his father’s sharpie. Vessel dimensions are given, along with details of the trip.
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The Researcher (NoCar F 262 C23 R47), Vol. 8 Issue 2, Spring 1992, p8
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The promise of better food through science was recognized in two initiatives promising to generate growth in jobs, markets for farmers, and manufacturing. One was the Plant Sciences Initiative, the other the Food Processing Innovation Center. Collectively, they promised to produce greater crop numbers, pioneer crop varieties, and lower farm animals’ feed expense. Collectively, they may also help to assure the supply of food needed to feed the world’s population, projected to be 9.6 billion by 2050.
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The Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians has the oldest living agricultural tradition in southern Appalachia, and saving seeds is an important part of their food ways. Some of the families in North Carolina who still save seed and grow Cherokee vegetable varieties are the Bradley Farm in Big Cove, and the Long Family Farm and Gallery in Murphy.
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Despite being labeled as organic and regarded as more profitable by large poultry producers, the author asserts slower growing chickens is the better breed. Benefits for standard bred heritage chickens: stronger skeletal structure, normal organ development, greater muscle mass and meat texture, and stronger immune systems. Benefits for farmers and consumers are genetic sustainability and better taste, respectively.
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36576
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Mounds built by Native Americans, like the ones featured in the accompanying photo, had purposes both prosaic and sacred. Places like Franklin, Bryson City, Murphy have earthen mounds intact, despite the effects of erosion, plowing, and artifact hunters.
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36563
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Traditionally, lands unfenced meant lands were free for anyone, owners and not, to use for hunting, fishing, and grazing. The Civil War, with its attendant population growth and rise of commercial farming, helped to bring about fencing laws and end to open range. Pictured was the type of fence that dotted the Appalachian landscape by the 1890s.
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23657
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Warren Wilson College in Swannanoa successfully runs an agricultural and livestock business and teaches students how to manage a farm.
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33401
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The 1986 General Assembly appropriated three-million-dollars to the North Carolina Soil and Water Conservation Commission to continue and expand a cost-share program for agricultural non-point source pollution control. This will allow the program to be extended into seventeen additional counties located in the coastal area. Farmers who receive cost sharing will be required to perform certain fertilizer and waste management practices.
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27288
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People have attempted farming in the Mountains for North Carolina for years. This series of articles highlights different farms in the mountains and different crops, including herbs, apples, carrots, and livestock.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 84 Issue 5, October 2016, p166-168, 170,172,174-180, il, por Periodical Website
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Although today's successful farmer depends on different state and federal agencies for modern agricultural techniques, farmers still rely on phases of the moon, home remedies, and folk practices. Whitehurst presents a series of these practices from Northampton County.
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31391
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In an effort to help lessen the federal deficit, President Reagan has embarked on a farm program of acreage control. The “crop swap” program would give farmers grain from government stockpiles in exchange for the grain they would have grown on the acres they decide not to plant. This article discusses the program and how it would affect North Carolina farmers and agriculture.
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Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 15 Issue 3, Mar 1983, p26-27, il
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Commissioner R. Flake Shaw's developed an innovative solution to relieve scores of hungry Guilford County prisoners. In January 1933, the county purchased a farm to be worked by inmates who will help supply food to the 425 individuals who were wards of the county. The farm proved to be an efficient, cost-effective solution to buying prisoners' food from outside sources.
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Popular Government (NoCar JK 4101 P6), Vol. 3 Issue 1, Oct 1935, p3-4, il
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10187
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Although North Carolina is known for textiles, furniture, and biotechnology, agriculture remains the state's number one industry, accounting for $68 billion annually. However, since 1990, over a million acres of forest and farms have been lost, mostly to development, and in 2005, over 1,000 farms were lost, the most in any state. To preserve what is left the state is working on projects to help make farming more profitable.
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NC Magazine (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 66 Issue 6, June 2008, p20-22, 24, 26, il
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