The American Farm Bureau Federation, the National Farmers Union and six groups representing commodities grown mostly in the northern states have reached consensus on a series of farm bill proposals, but groups representing generally southern crops have not signed off on them.
Agriculture is the biggest industry in North Carolina, representing $84 billion in annual business, according to the state’s Department of Agriculture. Now agtech and agbio companies represent a fast-growing segment of an industry that is about more than just food production. Read moreRead More »
Organic matter in soil is an important component of soil health. We usually think of dead and dying plant matter as soil organic matter. But another source of organic matter is the decaying bodies of soil-dwelling animals, both vertebrates and invertebrates. Read moreRead More »