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Agricultural Sales
Tax Exemption: Electricity

Most farmers know that they may qualify for exemptions from sales tax on equipment and other goods that they purchase.  As with any law dealing with taxes, there are requirements that must be met and steps that farmers must take to qualify.  Did you know that the sales tax exemption also applies to the electricity that you use on your farm for certain practices like curing tobacco?  Furthermore, as of July 14, 2014 the sales tax rate on electricity increased from 3% to 7%.  Take a look at your recent electrical bills for tobacco curing, if you paid tax then you can probably get that money refunded for up to three years.  Please see the information below from the NC Department of Revenue to determine if you may qualify for the exemption.  In addition, you can access NCDOR Form E595E which you may need to acquire a refund and establish an exemption by clicking the links below. Ag Sales Tax Exemption Electricity NCDOR Form E595E

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NC Cooperative Extension Service

Agricultural Sales
Tax Exemption: Electricity

Most farmers know that they may qualify for exemptions from sales tax on equipment and other goods that they purchase.  As with any law dealing with taxes, there are requirements that must be met and steps that farmers must take to qualify.  Did you know that the sales tax exemption also applies to the electricity that you use on your farm for certain practices like curing tobacco?  Furthermore, as of July 14, 2014 the sales tax rate on electricity increased from 3% to 7%.  Take a look at your recent electrical bills for tobacco curing, if you paid tax then you can probably get that money refunded for up to three years.  Please see the information below from the NC Department of Revenue to determine if you may qualify for the exemption.  In addition, you can access NCDOR Form E595E which you may need to acquire a refund and establish an exemption by clicking the links below. Ag Sales Tax Exemption Electricity NCDOR Form E595E

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Johnston County Ag
Report

The Johnston County Ag Report has recently been updated, with information regarding upcoming meetings and crop recommendations. To see the entire article, click here.

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What's that pink
Grass?

Have you ever wondered what that tidy little grass plant is that reaches about 3 feet in height and is topped with the beautiful pink to purple plumbs?  It's Muhly grass and it's our featured plant for the month of October in The Gardener's Dirt newsletter.  Come read more about this fancy grass and see what else is in the newsletter this month including information about gourds, persimmon, and Tea Scale along with upcoming events and garden tasks.  Here is the link to view the October 2012 issue of The Gardener's Dirt.  http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/goctober2012/

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Consumer Horticulture

Extension's Gardening Portal at NC State University provides access to a wealth of information, events and resources for gardeners in North Carolina.  Managed by the State Urban Horticulture Specialist and Cooperative Extension Horticulture Agents throughout the state, it is your doorway to guidance about successfully growing vegetables, herbs, fruits, flowers and ornamentals in your landscape.

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State Climate Office
of North Carolina

Our partners at the State Climate Office of North Carolina provide the most accurate climate information to the citizens of our state. Their website includes recent news from their Twitter feed, featured products, quick links, and a map of data from their ECONet weather stations. You can also view data from more than 1,000 Southeastern weather stations on their full CRONOS map or follow their blog.

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Figure 3. The pattern of interveinal chlorosis will eventually spread to the center of the leaf, as may be seen here.
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Figure 5. This ribbing will occur when leaf curling becomes very extreme, and the chlorosis is another symptom that occurs in advanced cases of B deficiency.
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Figure 2. Intermediate Ca deficiency symptoms.  Note the yellowing on the leaf margin.
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July/August 2016 Livestock News

News, articles and information related to livestock production. Download the Newsletter at the following following link. 0716 Livestock MORE »

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I had several questions related to problems with maples last week. In the process I noticed damage from maple spider mite, hopper burn (potato leaf hopper), maple shoot borer, anthracnose, and canker diseases. MORE » – from   Wilson County Center

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4-H’ers Bring Home District Honors

On May 14th at Lenoir Community College 20 Johnston County 4-H’ers competed at District Presentations.  Two youth presented in 4-H Entertains, which is a talent showcase.  Two more participated in the non-competitive 7-8 MORE »

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Summer Residence Camp 2016 – Price Drop

Summer 4-H Resident Camp Opportunity Johnston County 4-H still has openings for Betsy-Jeff Penn 4-H Camp in Reidsville, the week of July 24-29, 2016.  Boys and girls ages 8 to 14 participate in MORE »

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