Sarah Blacklin

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Silvopasture Field Day | Goldsboro, NC

July 25 @ 9:00am - 4:45pm | $25 Silvopasture, the intentional practice of integrating forages, animals and trees, is one type of agroforestry with potential to improve ecosystem responses and provide multiple sources of farm income. Are you interested in successfully transitioning or starting a silvopasture system? Join us for a workshop, field day, and [...]

BIG NEWS for Local Meat: Off-Site Retail Sales Now Allowed: Change in Regulatory Interpretation

11/7/2018 Earlier this year, USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) published a guideline entitled, “FSIS Guideline for Determining Whether a Livestock Slaughter or Processing Firm is Exempt from the Inspection Requirements of the Federal Meat Inspection Act.” In this document, USDA, FSIS updated their definition of “in commerce.”  This new definition makes [...]

2018-11-07T22:03:10-04:00November 7th, 2018|NC Choices|

USDA Moves to Withdraw the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices Rule

USDA Moves to Withdraw the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices Rule: USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) has announced the decision to withdraw the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices (OLPP) final rule, otherwise known as "the animal welfare rule", published on January 19, 2017. The rule would have increased federal regulation of livestock and poultry for certified [...]

2018-06-22T10:47:05-04:00March 15th, 2018|NC Choices|