News and Updates

Critical Legislative Update Farmers Need to Know

June 17, 2024

This week, the North Carolina House Committee on the Environment gave a favorable report to House Bill 864, PFAS Pollution and Polluter Liability. This bill creates sweeping uncertainties for family farms and agribusinesses. HB 864 grants the DEQ Secretary unprecedented enforcement authority and the ability to impose financial liabilities, a power that even the EPA does…

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Exercising Our Freedoms

May 30, 2024

On this Memorial Day weekend, we want to pause and remember the men and women who died while serving in the US Military. Those men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice so that we can choose to live free. In world history, the freedoms Americans enjoy are rare. Our form of government, which many…

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What is the big deal with the Chevron deference?

February 17, 2024

Today we’re talking about the pair of Supreme Court cases getting the most attention from the agricultural community this year: Loper Bright Enterprises v. Raimondo and Relentless, Inc. v. Department of Commerce. Both may undo what’s known as Chevron deference, a legal doctrine long pilloried in conservative circles that stems from the high court’s 1984 decision in Chevron v. Natural Resources Defense…

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Unmasking Bill Graham: A Distorted Image and Real Threat to North Carolina Agriculture

December 21, 2023

You may have seen that trial lawyer Bill Graham is running for governor – and running campaign ads.  We generally don’t get involved in this stage of the election process when each party is sorting out its candidates for the main ticket next year. But when a candidate speaks about agriculture, we pay attention. And…

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Livestock Hall of Fame ceremony honors long-time farm families

November 11, 2023

On this Veterans Day, we salute the men and women of our Military who served at home and overseas in harm’s way so that we can enjoy the freedoms provided under the US Constitution. We extend a BIG THANK YOU for your service. We pray for the safety and welfare of those in active duty in an increasingly…

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World Events and Local Impacts

October 14, 2023

It goes without saying that recent events have gripped a torn and war-weary world. For the first time in our history, The US House of Representatives removed its Speaker, bringing the entire Congress to a screeching halt. North Carolina’s Rep. Patrick McHenry was named Speaker Pro Tempore to reorganize the majority and elect a new…

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