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Video: Controlling Pasture Weeds

A healthy pasture, i.e., well established, uniform ground coverage, with adequate height management during and after defoliation, is your …

NCDA&CS COVID-19 Dairy Aid Program

The North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (NCDA&CS) is pleased to announce the availability of funding for …

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Breaking Down CFAP 2.0

American Farm Bureau Federation released an article breaking down the sections of CFAP 2.0. Relevant livestock and dairy info …

CFAP 2.0 Announced

Today, USDA announced CFAP 2. Dairy operations applying for CFAP 2 must be in the business of producing and …

CFAP Deadline Approaching

As a reminder, the deadline for participating in the Coronavirus Financial Assistance Program (CFAP) through the USDA Farm Service …

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Insect Control in Forages

Two excellent resources for product recommendations for insect control in forages. Insect Control on Forage Crops Fall Armyworm Control …

Recent Publications related to Animal Agriculture

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Sludge Survey Methods for Anaerobic Lagoons

This publication for lagoon managers and operators describes how to carry out a sludge survey …

1 week ago
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Forage Quality Indices for Selecting Hay

This publication provides an overview of the differences in forage quality by reviewing a summary …

3 weeks ago

Forage Quality: Concepts and Practices

In this publication, we describe the factors that affect forage quality and discuss prediction indices …

3 weeks ago
Graph of seasonal growth distribution pattern of alfalfa

Forage Fertilization in North Carolina: Concepts and Guidelines

This publication discusses appropriate fertilizer application for forages in North Carolina.

3 weeks ago
Map of North Carolina that identifies three major physiographic

Forages for North Carolina: General Guidelines and Concepts

This publication is an overview of forage species and their use in livestock production systems …

3 weeks ago
Graph of typical moisture loss patter in forages

Forage Conservation Techniques: Hay Production

This publication addresses aspects of hay production as a method of conserving forage crops.

11/12/20

FSMA Preventive Controls for Animal Food (PCAF) Exemption Decision Tree Tool

The NC State Feed Milling and Animal Food Safety programs have developed a decision tree …

11/10/20
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Sludge Sampling in Anaerobic Treatment Swine Lagoons

Anaerobic swine lagoon sludge sampling allows operators to determine the nutrient concentration in the sludge …

11/9/20