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Natural Wetlands

Wetlands are an important natural resource that make up a significant amount of the landscape in North Carolina. They …

Water droplet photo by USDA NRCS

40 Gallon Challenge

Join the effort across North Carolina to conserve water. Take the 40 Gallon Challenge! The 40 Gallon Challenge is a call …

Cover photo for 2015 Union County Farm City Banquet

2015 Union County Farm City Banquet

COME JOINT US!!! FARM CITY BANQUET Thursday, September 24th will be the date. At the Union County Agricultural Services & Conference Center 3230 …

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Farm Fresh Ventures- Join Now!!!

Farm Fresh Ventures is starting it’s subscription offering for the 2014 season! Join before January 1st to lock in your …

Beaver Management Assistance Program

Union County participates in Beaver Management Assistance Program. BMAP is run by USDA Wildlife Services and educates the public and …

Recent Publications related to Soil, Water & Air

Delineating Agriculture in the Neuse River Basin

In 2000 an agricultural survey of the Neuse River Basin was undertaken to obtain data …

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A sample waste report predicting nutrient availability

Swine Manure as a Fertilizer Source

This factsheet explains the three factors of proper swine manure management: the nutrient content of …

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Accounting Method for Tracking Relative Changes in Agricultural Phosphorus Loading to the Tar-Pamlico River

The Tar-Pamlico Agricultural Rule requires the development of a methodology that accounts for phosphorus losses …

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The North Carolina Phosphorus Loss Assessment Tool (PLAT): A Guide for Technical Specialists

Phosphorus management is an important aspect of the USDA-NCRS nutrient management standard. Anyone applying animal …

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The North Carolina Phosphorus Loss Assessment Tool (PLAT)

Phosphorus management is an important aspect of the USDA-NCRS nutrient management standard. Anyone applying animal …

2 weeks agoSoilFacts

Delineating Agriculture in the Tar-Pamlico River Basin

Under the Tar-Pam Rules, the Basin Oversight Committee (BOC) is tasked with submitting agricultural information …

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Delineating Agriculture in the Lake Jordan River Basin

Under the proposed Lake Jordan Rules, the Basin Oversight Committee (BOC) is tasked with submitting …

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Investigate Before You Invest

This factsheet explains the steps to take when buying land where a septic system is …

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