— Written By William Hamilton

Why are NC State Extension and N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services talking about rapidly developing farmland? What are they trying to do about it? Podcast available via CALS!

North Carolina is blessed to have 8 million acres of farmland, but it’s losing agricultural lands to development at a fast pace. In fact, the American Farmland Trust ranks North Carolina as the second-most threatened state, behind only Texas, when it comes to the conversion of agricultural lands to other uses.

What does this mean for the future of agriculture in our state? And what’s being done about it?