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Sanderson Farms®’ Innovative Partnership with AGgrow Tech is Good for Poultry and Environment

Certified sustainably grown poultry bedding supports Birds’ well-being

Sanderson Farms® continues its commitment to animal well-being by partnering with AGgrow Tech. AGgrow Tech is the leader in supplying certified Sustainably Grown animal bedding fiber that comes from the production of Freedomâ  Giant Miscanthus. AGgrow Tech has established an additional 2,300 acres of Freedom in eastern North Carolina specifically for the poultry market. As part of this innovative initiative, AGgrow Tech will supply 1.8 million cubic feet of volume per year of premium bedding to Sanderson Farms. “This investment into the birds’ well-being will provide a healthier environment to deliver the best possible conditions,” says Randy Pettus director of production for Sanderson Farms.

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NC Shore Getting Help from Newest Technology

Erosion of North Carolina's shoreline is a growing problem, as development, boating traffic and extreme weather deplete the natural protections of estuaries and marine habitat. But the newest technology in artificial reefs is set to change that, and it's already being used in parts of the state.

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City of Charlotte and the Town of Morrisville Both Awarded 2017 EPA Region 4 Rain Catcher Award

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded both the City of Charlotte Storm Water Services and the Town of Morrisville with the regional 2017 EPA Rain Catcher Award in the Municipal Category. The City of Charlotte Storm Water Services won for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools South Park Watershed Enhancement Project, and the Town of Morrisville won for the Northwest Park Project. The awardees will be honored at a ceremony during the EPA Region 4/International Erosion Control Association Municipal Wet Weather Stormwater Conference in Charleston, S.C. on May 15, 2017.

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Duke Energy Coal Ash Pollution into Hyco Lake and Dan River and Roanoke River Basins Violates Clean Water Act

On behalf of the Roanoke River Basin Association, the Southern Environmental Law Center notified Duke Energy of its intent to file suit in federal court for illegal pollution of Hyco Lake and the Dan River and Roanoke River Basins from Duke Energy’s Roxboro coal ash site in Person County, N.C.  Duke Energy currently treats Hyco Lake and waterways that flow into it as unprotected pollution dumping grounds and contaminates them with coal ash pollution.

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Bark House receives Sustainable Manufacturing Award

The Bark House received the Leadership Award in Sustainable Manufacturing from the North Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NCMEP).  The award was presented by NC Commerce Secretary John Skvarla, NCMEP Director Phil Mintz, and EDPNC Global business Services VP John Loyack at the Sheraton Four Seasons in Greensboro to company co-founders, Marty and Chris McCurry.

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