Tom Vilsack http://wunc.org en Irene Hits Agriculture Hard http://wunc.org/post/irene-hits-agriculture-hard <p>Agriculture officials say most of North Carolina’s biggest and most profitable farming operations are in the state’s coastal region that was hit hard by Hurricane Irene.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Tobacco was one of the hardest hit crops during Hurricane Irene – a 750-million dollar industry.&nbsp; Brian Long is with the state Agriculture Department.</p> Wed, 31 Aug 2011 10:30:00 +0000 Leoneda Inge 7527 at http://wunc.org US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Ethanol http://wunc.org/post/us-agriculture-secretary-tom-vilsack-ethanol <p></p><p>A manufacturing plant in Greensboro could benefit from a new push for ethanol fuel by the Obama Administration. US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced cash incentives for gas stations who want to install pumps that provide different combinations of ethanol and gasoline. Fri, 08 Apr 2011 22:29:00 +0000 Jeremy Loeb 9098 at http://wunc.org US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Ethanol