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Jun 9, 2023

Annual North Carolina farm measure, with wetland protection limits, gets final OK

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina General Assembly approved the annual Farm Act on Thursday, a bill containing the usual hodgepodge of agriculture provisions, along with a contentious item involving limiting wetlands protections. The Senate voted 37-6 for the bill containing changes made by the House, which approved its version on Wednesday by a […]

Jun 18, 2018

Bill blocking future hog farm nuisance suits finalized

RALEIGH (AP) North Carolina legislators have finalized tougher restrictions upon neighbors of hog farms seeking to sue for damages because of the stench and other nuisances coming from industrial-scale livestock operations. The state Senate agreed June 14 by a 32-9 vote to accept House changes to legislation spurred on by the agribusiness industry following the results […]

Jul 14, 2017

Farm bill with anti-union language signed by Cooper

Unions are unhappy that North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper has signed a wide-ranging farm bill because it contained a last-minute provision that seeks to ensure growers don’t have to collect dues for organized workers. Cooper announced July 13 the legislature’s annual agriculture measure was among six bills on his desk he’s signed into law. The […]

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