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Linking Farmers to Land
December 11, 2020 |

Linking Farmers to Land

  Across the state, growers and landowners are turning to NC FarmLink for help making valuable connections.   By Lara Ivanitch   Some things belong together—salt and pepper, bread and butter, peanut butter and jelly. Other things are so intertwined that it’s hard to consider one without the other, like clouds and sky or a […]

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Tobacco and Alternative Plastics: New Materials for a Changing World
December 11, 2020 |

Tobacco and Alternative Plastics: New Materials for a Changing World

by John Capetanos Of all the plants you’d think to be targeted for replacing the presence of plastics, tobacco doesn’t immediately come to mind. Yet tobacco has emerged as an early standout in the search to find a reliable alternative to commonly used plastics and synthetic woods. For bioengineers working on these new substances, tobacco […]

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Embracing Drone Technology
December 11, 2020 |

Embracing Drone Technology

In every industry, leaders are asked to do more with less as their margins are squeezed from every direction. But tobacco growers may be in a league of their own. For generations, farms of all sizes have faced decreased demand and contract uncertainty. Even in the best of years, the next year isn’t guaranteed. As […]

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Working Through the Coronavirus Pandemic
June 25, 2020 |

Working Through the Coronavirus Pandemic

Over the last few months, spread of the coronavirus impacted our lives in ways we never imagined or thought possible. Closed borders, stalled travel, shuttered businesses: Few industries and communities have been spared. As we head into summer, tobacco farmers are hoping for the best while bracing themselves for the worst. While a cure and […]

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