Gardening Tasks for August
 Click here for a comprehensive list of tasks to keep your landscape looking great and your vegetable garden productive.

N.C. residents warned not to plant unsolicited foreign seed sent to them
RALEIGH - North Carolina residents who have received seed shipments that they did not order from China or other foreign sources are advised not to plant these seeds because they could be a pathway for introduction of invasive species, insects, and plant diseases.

This type of international shipment of plant material is unlawful and NCDA&CS asks anyone who received one of these unsolicited foreign shipments to save the contents along with all shipping labels and contact the Plant Industry Division toll-free at 800-206-9333 or email at  Plant Industry staff will contact you to gather information and pick up the package.
North Carolina residents are not in violation of any regulations if they received these shipments, but they are the key to identifying and stopping future shipments.
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SHIIP Volunteers available to help with your Medicare questions!
Home Canning Demonstrations Scheduled

4-H Newsletter - Summer 2020
Members of the Green Industry, make sure you are checking the
Green Industry News to keep up with the what is going on in your industry in the Carolinas.

Livestock News

Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

Are you a farmer or rancher whose operation has been directly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic? The Coronavirus Food Assistance Program provides direct relief to producers who faced price declines and additional marketing costs due to COVID-19.
USDA is accepting applications now through August 28, 2020. Producers should apply through the Farm Service Agency at their local USDA Service Center.  For more information click here.

Transylvania Cattlemen's association summer picnic has been postponed INDEFINITELY due to covid-19

You can still support the Cattlemen's Association scholaship fund by selling raffle tickets, contact Addison Bradley (828) 884-3109.

Planting your own Virus Victory Garden? Its time to take care of the weeds!

Don't let your weeds get ahead of you, and take care of your spine! In this video I discuss techniques to win the war on weeds, while making sure that you reduce your risk of injury. 

We'll be publishing videos on growing your own food as often as possible. But please let us know how we can support you're homestead!
email: or call 884-3109

NC State Extension Homegrown Monthly Digest
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