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Summer 4-H Programming
in Full Swing

Carteret County’s summer 4-H programs are in full swing with more classes to come.

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Summer 4-H Programming
in Full Swing

Carteret County’s summer 4-H programs are in full swing with more classes to come.

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NC Cooperative Extension Service

Southern Corn Rust
Confirmed in Corn

Southern Rust was found in corn in Lenoir and Wayne counties.  This disease can cause severe yield loss and the disease can spread rapidly.  Growers need to be prepared to make a fungicide application.  Dr. Steve Koenning, Plant Pathology Extension Corn Specialist and Dr. Ronnie Heiniger,  Crop Science Extension Corn Specialist of North Carolina State University have prepared a publication, Alert: Potential for Southern Rust on Corn in North Carolina to advise corn growers. For information regarding potential fungicides, application rates and comments, consult the NC Agricultural Chemicals Manual.  

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Plant Clinic

Open to the Public: Every Monday 1:00-3:30 p.m. through fall.  Don't know what's wrong with your plant? Call or stop by Room 308 of the CMAST building in Morehead City to talk with a Carteret County Master Gardener Volunteer. (252) 222-6359.

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NC Cooperative Extension Service

Changes in NC Sales
Tax Exemption for Agriculture

Qualifications for exemption of North Carolina State sales tax on farm equipment purchases have recently changed. Effective July 1, 2014, purchases made on or after that date, provides that a “qualifying farmer” is a person who has an annual gross income for the preceding income tax year of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) or more from farming operations or who has an average annual gross income for the three preceding income tax years of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) or more from farming operations. A qualifying farmer includes a dairy operator, a poultry farmer, an egg producer, a livestock farmer, a farmer of crops, and a farmer of an aquatic species, as defined in N.C. Gen. Stat. § 106-758.  Note that turf, forestry and landscape production are not specifically mentioned. Any person that currently has and meets the new requirements for a qualifying farmer may continue to use the agricultural exemption certificate number for qualifying purchases made prior to October 1, 2014.  Existing agricultural exemption certificate numbers will not be valid after this date. Thus, a new application is necessary.  All qualifying individuals seeking such exemptions must file for a certificate by submitting Form E-595QF, Application for Qualifying Farmer Exemption Certificate Number for Qualified Purchases. Upon receipt of the qualifying farmer exemption certificate issued by the Department, the qualifying farmer must issue a new Form E-595E, Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Agreement Certificate of Exemption, or other exemption information required per N.C. Gen. Stat. § 105-164.28 to each retailer, which should include the qualifying farmer exemption certificate number in order to claim an exemption from sales and use tax on qualifying purchases for use in farming operations. If a person is involved in agricultural production but does not meet the full definition of the term “qualifying farmer,” the individual may apply for a conditional farmer exemption certificate number. A person issued a conditional farmer exemption certificate may purchase qualifying items exempt from sales and use tax to the same extent as a “qualifying farmer.” Generally, conditions for such an exemption require annual submission of state and federal tax returns and other documentation in order to obtain this conditional farmer exemption.  Refer to the notice below for full details. The notice of these changes can be found at http://www.dornc.com/taxes/sales/impnotice062514_2.pdf To download an application choose the appropriate link below. Form E-595QF, Application for Qualifying Farmer Exemption Certificate Number for Qualified Purchases can be found at http://www.dornc.com/downloads/e595qf.pdf Form E-595CF, Application for Conditional Farmer Exemption Certificate Number for Qualified Purchases can be found at http://www.dornc.com/downloads/e595cf.pdf For assistance or questions, contact the Taxpayer Assistance and Collection Center at 1-877-252-3052 (toll-free). North Carolina State University faculty members are working to develop a FAQ publication regarding these new regulations.  Information, when available, will be posted at this web site.

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Dusky birch sawfly, Croesus latitarsus

This weekend as I was walking my dog down the greenway I noticed several heavily defoliated river birch branches overhanging the trail. Upon closer examination I saw several groups of a dozen or MORE » – from   Entomology

Cicada killers are on the wing popular

North Carolina’s steamy July days bring out some of our most spectacular solitary wasps. These sleek and streamlined hunters are quite docile toward humans, but are to be feared by other insects and MORE » – from   Entomology

Keep birds healthy by registering backyard chickens

July news for backyard flock owners (Copied from July Poultry News, NCDA&CS Veterinary Division) State Veterinarian Doug Meckes announced additional precautions that are being put in place to help North Carolina prepare for a MORE »

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Summer 4-H Programming in Full Swing

Carteret County’s summer 4-H programs are in full swing.  There are more classes to come.  Round one of cooking and sewing are completed.  Round two is set to begin July 14. Please call or stop MORE »

Allison Taylor, Senator Norman Sanderson, Sarah Willis, Sabrina Carraway at 4-H Citizenship Focus

4-H Citizenship Focus

A delegation of Carteret County 4-H members attended 4-H Citizenship North Carolina Focus, which was held in Raleigh, North Carolina. The Carteret County delegation returned home from three days in which more than MORE »

Ginny Welton Award being given to Tricia Heimer

Ginny Welton Award 2015

Ginny Welton Award “The ways in which we will finally be measured almost certainly will include:  How many lives did we touch, and how did we touch them?  Is the world a better MORE »

Fusarium Head Blight in Wheat

Previous environmental conditions favor Fusairum head blight in wheat. Fusairum head blight can reduce yield, reduce test weights and result in DON. The article published in The Wheat Beat, May 22, 2015 edition MORE » – from   Craven County Center

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