agriculture http://publicradioeast.org en Growing Tobacco in North Carolina http://publicradioeast.org/post/growing-tobacco-north-carolina <p>Even though tobacco remains the number one cash crop in North Carolina, there's been a significant decrease in the amount of farmers growing tobacco in the past decade.&nbsp; We'll explore the future of the state's tobacco industry.</p> Tue, 27 May 2014 13:37:02 +0000 Jared Brumbaugh 42417 at http://publicradioeast.org Growing Tobacco in North Carolina Rainy June Takes a Toll on Local Crops http://publicradioeast.org/post/rainy-june-takes-toll-local-crops <p>An excessively wet and rainy June has damaged some crops in Eastern North Carolina. Lee Jenkins has more on the extent of the damage and what effect it may have on the consumer.</p><p></p> Fri, 12 Jul 2013 15:38:40 +0000 Jared Brumbaugh 18518 at http://publicradioeast.org Regional Partnership Promotes "Buying Local" Movement and Creating Biofuels Industry http://publicradioeast.org/post/regional-partnership-promotes-buying-local-movement-and-creating-biofuels-industry <p>We highlight a partnership between local farmers and the military aimed at buying locally grown food and producing energy from local biofuel crops. &nbsp;</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Agriculture and the military.&nbsp; They both depend on undeveloped areas of eastern North Carolina to exist.</span></p><p><em>“Agriculture needs farms and open space, military needs farms and open space.”</em></p> Fri, 12 Jul 2013 15:25:32 +0000 Jared Brumbaugh 18517 at http://publicradioeast.org The Down East Journal (07/12/13) http://publicradioeast.org/post/down-east-journal-071213 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week on the Down East Journal, we highlight a partnership between local farmers and the military aimed at eating locally grown food- and producing energy from local biofuel crops.&nbsp; And, we speak with the organizer of the Crystal Coast Music Festival about Saturday’s event on the </span>Bogue<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Sound Waterfront in Morehead City. &nbsp;Catch the Down East Journal, Friday at noon on all of the PRE stations.&nbsp; And Saturday at noon on PRE, Public Radio East, News and Ideas.</span></p><p></p> Wed, 10 Jul 2013 18:44:16 +0000 Jared Brumbaugh 18334 at http://publicradioeast.org The Down East Journal (07/12/13) The Down East Journal (04/13/13) http://publicradioeast.org/post/down-east-journal-041313 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Tuscarora descendants from New York state and eastern North Carolina honored their ancestors at a recent ceremony in Snow Hill.&nbsp; This week on the Down East Journal, we talk about the Battle of Nooherooka fought between settlers and the Tuscarora people in the 1700’s.&nbsp; And, a great strawberry season is just around the corner.&nbsp; We speak with growers in eastern North Carolina about a pesky virus&nbsp; stunting some plants growth and how little impact the problem will have on yield. Wed, 10 Apr 2013 17:28:35 +0000 Jared Brumbaugh 11402 at http://publicradioeast.org The Down East Journal (04/13/13) Hyde County Submitting Proposal for Drone Testing http://publicradioeast.org/post/hyde-county-submitting-proposal-drone-testing <p>Some say sparsley populated Hyde County is the perfect site to test unmanned aerial vehicles.&nbsp;&nbsp; The county is in the process of submitting a proposal to be one of six FAA approved testing sites for drones.</p><p></p> Fri, 01 Mar 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Jared Brumbaugh 8290 at http://publicradioeast.org The Future of Biofuels in North Carolina http://publicradioeast.org/post/future-biofuels-north-carolina <p>We discuss the future of the biofuels industry in North Carolina. We talk to researchers and farmers about the potential of growing high energy grasses that can be converted into ethanol.</p> Tue, 05 Feb 2013 16:49:08 +0000 Jared Brumbaugh 6529 at http://publicradioeast.org